In the wake of his insensitive comments yesterday, repeatedly using a transphobic slur, Karl Stefanovic has this morning on Today made a heartfelt apology to the LGBTQI community.
Labelling himself “an ignorant tool,” Stefanovic was remorseful over using the offensive term “tranny”, and set out to educate anybody who shared the same level of ignorance as him.
“I used a word which I will now say, for the last time ever, and the only reason I’m saying it is if you didn’t see the segment yesterday, you can also learn from my mistake, if you choose to.
“By using the word ‘tranny’ I offended an awful lot of beautiful, sensitive people. I honestly didn’t know the negative, and deeply hurtful impact that word has, not only on members of the LGBTQI community, but on their family, and on their friends.”
He added: “I used the word, a word I’ll never use again. To anyone who found the segment funny, please now understand why it was the exact opposite.”
Too right, good on you Karlos!
Watch Karl Stefanovic’s apology below:
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