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DEC
22
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Lance Bass Uses Transgender Slur While Guest Hosting 'Access Hollywood Live' (Video)

The gay entertainer says he didn't realize the word "tranny" was unacceptable.

Lance Bass on 'Access Hollywood Live' - H 2011

Lance Bass unknowingly used a transgender slur while guest hosting Access Hollywood Live on Thursday morning.

The episode featured guest Billy Eichner, a comic promoting his upcoming Fuse game show, Funny or Die’s Billy On the Street, which quizzes unsuspecting people on the streets of New York.

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Bass and Eichner, along with AHL co-host Kit Hoover were discussing the best places for Eichner to talk to people, when Lance suggested: "So you need to go to Christopher and Hudson and get those trannies on the corner there — that would be perfect."

Eichner agreed, saying "I love a tranny," before realizing their gaffe. "We're not supposed to call them trannies anymore. Did you see that Neil Patrick Harris called them a tranny on Twitter?"

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Replied Bass: "Oh, no? Great, now I'm going to get in trouble."
He added that he "didn't get the memo."

Meanwhile, Hoover asked what the "new name" was, to which Eichner responded: "Really, really gay?"

Bass and Harris aren't the only stars to use the word "tranny" without realizing it was a slur. Kelly Osbourne also has recently done the same.