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Progressive Influencers Issue Apologies for 'Misgendering' Colorado Mass Shooter After Learning They Are 'Non-Binary'
Misgendering is wrong, even when it is done to a white nationalist anti-LGBTQ suspected murderer.
Denver, Colorado — Journalists working with some of the major mainstream media outlets have issued apologies for misgendering Anderson Aldrich, the suspect in the mass shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, CO. This comes after the New York Times reported that the suspect identifies as “non-binary.'“
NBC News’ Brandy Zadrozny, who blamed the atrocity on the Libs of TikTok Twitter account and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, issued a statement apologizing for misgendering the shooter.
“I didn’t need to wait for the facts to come out before blaming Libs of TikTok and Tucker Carlson for Aldrich’s actions because they are clearly Nazis who like fomenting violence against the LGBTQ community,” she said. “But it was wrong of me to assume the suspect’s gender before knowing how they identified and I am deeply sorry for this.”
A New York Times reporter on Tuesday night noted that court filings submitted by the defendant’s attorneys showed they identified as “non-binary.”
MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi, who called for civil action against Carlson and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for inciting the mass shooting, also expressed remorse for the crime he committed against the alleged shooter.
“Nobody is perfect, and in this instance, I failed,” he said. “The actions of this non-binary individual are almost as horrific as what I did to them when I assumed he was a straight white male.”
“It will not happen again,” he added.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), who erroneously referred to Aldrich as a “gunman” has issued an apology on Twitter after having accused “political leaders” of “stoking fear and hate against LGBTQ people” said he regretted his “irresponsible” decision to assume the suspected shooter’s gender.
“I don’t know what I was thinking,” he wrote. “Misgendering anyone — even a suspected white nationalist mass murderer — is one of the evilest things a person in my position can do.”
“For that, I’m so sorry to have let everyone down,” he added.
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