‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe had to offer up an apology to the LGBT community on the heels of her using the word ‘tranny‘ during an appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show. On the show she recounted an incident that occurred when she visited a certain bar that is frequented by transgender individuals.

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Peep the convo:

Gabourey Sidibe: There was a bar that we would frequent and every time we’d go, when we were leaving every single time there was always like a gang of cops arresting trannies.
Audience: [Laughter]

Sidibe: Specifically trannies.

Arsenio Hall: Yeah…

Sidibe: And I don’t know what goes on with trannies but that tranny on tranny crime needs to stop!

Arsenio Hall and audience: [Laughter]

Sidibe [chuckling]: It is tearing our nation apart!

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In an apology posted on her official twitter page, Sidibe said she didn’t realize the word “tranny” was a slur.
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