Alice Eve Said Bruce Jenner Won’t Be A Woman Until He “Has A Vagina” And "Equal Rights"
"Until women are paid the same as men, then playing at being a 'woman' while retaining the benefits of being a man is unfair."
On Friday night, Bruce Jenner's long-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer – in which he* came out as transgender – finally aired.
Speaking honestly about his struggle with gender identity, Jenner said: "For all intensive [sic] purposes, I am a woman."
(*Since Jenner has not expressed a preference for female pronouns and Jenner’s publicist declined to comment on the question, this story uses male pronouns.)
The interview was watched by 17 million people, and Twitter and Instagram were flooded with support and admiration for the former Olympic champion.
But then, last night, Star Trek actor Alice Eve took to Instagram to voice her opinions on Jenner's transition, saying that until he has "a vagina" and women have equal rights to men, he is not a woman.
She went on to say that she believes equality between men and women should take precedence over transgender equality.
She then shared the following two images with much shorter captions, both of which remain on her Instagram page.
Instagram users were quick to call Eve out on her comments.
And after reading users' responses, Eve defended her earlier comments and thanked them for "educating" her.
Alice Eve has since released a statement regarding her comments.
"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.