Alice Eve Deletes Bruce Jenner Rant: "If You Were a Woman No One Would Have Heard of You"
"I am a supporter of anyone who wishes to explore their gender identity," Eve also wrote.
Star Trek actress Alice Eve has reportedly deleted controversial comments she made about Bruce Jenner's transition.
The comment that is now absent from Eve's Instagram reportedly read: "Nope. If you were a woman no one would have heard of you because women can’t compete in the decathlon. You wouldn’t be a hero. You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn’t given a chance. Until women are paid the same as men, then playing at being a ‘woman’ while retaining the benefits of being a man is unfair. Do you have a vagina? Are you paid less than men? Then, my friend, you are a woman."
After being accused of transphobia in the comments, Eve posted a photo of David Bowie, writing, “I am a supporter of anyone who wishes to explore their gender identity. Sometimes language doesn’t express the idea of identity sufficiently, as in this case. I am also a believer in equal rights for all ... Whatever your race, colour or creed.”
Eve thanked her followers "for engaging with me on this subject, because I felt confused and now I feel enlightened and like I know what education I need to move forward. I appreciate the time and thought."
Eve later issued an apology statement: "I deeply apologize for offending anyone. I support equal rights and equal dignity for all. I have deep compassion and support for Bruce Jenner. My intention was not to offend. My intention was simply to express that, with the overdue and welcome acceptance of us all living on a gender spectrum, we must encourage equality for all."
4:00 pm, April 28 Updated to include Eve's apology.