OK LogoPHOTOS

'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Star Lisa Vanderpump Apologizes For Transphobic Comment She Made About Erika Girardi

lisa-trans-pp
Source: Getty

May. 22 2019, Published 9:49 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Lisa Vanderpump has apologized for making a transphobic comment about costar Erika Girardi on the May 21 episode of Real Housewives of Beverly HillsThe reality star emphasized that she is a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community and never intended to be insensitive. Scroll through for more details!

Article continues below advertisement
lisa-1
Source: Getty

Lisa, 58, got into hot water by insinuating that Erika, 47, was transgender and hiding her male genitalia.

lisa-2
Source: Getty

"Just don’t ask me if Erika’s tucking or something like that because there are some things I can’t lie about," Lisa joked during her confessional.

Article continues below advertisement
lisa-3
Source: Getty

"It was not my intention to belittle the trans community with my poor choice of words directed toward Erika,” Lisa said in a statement to Us Weekly.

lisa-4
Source: Getty

She continued, "I have nothing but respect and love for trans people around the world, as I have been a staunch supporter, provided employment, offered emotional support and championed LGBTQ issues."

Article continues below advertisement
Lisa 5
Source: Getty

The SUR owner concluded, "With recent news of trans women losing their lives for living their authentic truth in a world of discrimination and hate, I never want to diminish the very real pain and struggle that trans people go through every day.”

lisa-6
Source: Getty

Erika simply reacted to the onscreen diss by retweeting a Twitter comment by transgender star Candis Cayne, 47. "Oh come on @lisavanderpump joking about @erikajayne ‘tucking’ ugly trans jokes marginalizing our community are not acceptable. Being an ally doesn’t give you a free pass to make transphobic remarks. Do better," Candis wrote.

lisa-7
Source: Getty

What do you think of Lisa's apology? Sound off in the comments below! 

Advertisement
More Stories

© Copyright 2021 Empire Media Group, Inc. OK! is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.