UPDATE: Queerty reader Christopher turned us to Lance Bass’ apologetic column explaining his use of the word and how the gay media likes to pounce whenever a celebrity uses a slur.
Twitter has become the way for public figures to quickly apologize for saying anti-LGBT things. GQ used Twitter to apologize for saying that Adam Lambert had a “testosterone problem;” hip-hop performer JoJo tweeted his mea culpa for saying faggot and Neil Patrick Harris tweeted his regrets when he said trannies on TV too.
Well now perpetual pop man-child Lance Bass has used the micro-blogging site to do the same.
You think ONE of my MANY transvestite friends would have told me “tranny” is a bad word now! They only call themselves that – I’m sorry if I offended anyone by using that word! #justbeeneduacated
Trans supporters around the world can now sleep safely in their beds knowing that an aged ex-pop star won’t say the t-word on daytime television ever again.
Celebrities, take note: it now takes less than 160 characters to begin apologizing for degrading an entire group of people.