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Glee's Darren Criss infuriates fans with transphobic Caitlyn Jenner 'joke'

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Darren Criss' joke about Caitlyn Jenner was insensitive, but is the public outcry deserved?

Darren Criss hasn't won over any fans with his controversial joke about Caitlyn Jenner.

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The Glee alum is currently starring as a genderqueer singer in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and during his performance on June 23, he reportedly made a very insensitive "joke" aimed at Caitlyn Jenner.

So what exactly did Criss say that has angered so many?

According to Hollywood Life, Criss dissed Caitlyn Jenner when he referred to her by her birth name. He said, "Man, woman, man, woman, woman, man, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are."

Fans are clearly upset, and they took to social media to express their anger and disappointment in the actor, who should have known better.

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However, there are those who think that there's been an overreaction to what Criss said while he was in character, and that branding him transphobic is uncalled for.

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As for Darren Criss, he has yet to comment about the joke via social media. While it was undeniably in poor taste, do you think that referring to him as transphobic and homophobic is going too far? Or is it completely deserved?

UPDATE, June 26: Darren Criss has broken his silence. The actor took to Facebook on June 26 to apologize to all those who he may have offended with his joke, including Caitlyn Jenner. He then went on to praise Caitlyn for her "strength" and for "spreading acceptance" and assured everyone that he remains an "unwavering ally of the LGBTQIA community."

I want to sincerely apologize to Caitlyn Jenner, all transgender people, and anyone who was offended for my words on...

Posted by Darren Criss on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Darren Criss' joke about Caitlyn Jenner was insensitive, but is the public outcry deserved?

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