Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries sent out a puzzling tweet early Saturday morning, just hours after ABC aired an interview in which his former parent-in-law, Bruce Jenner, told Diane Sawyer he considered himself a woman.
The tweet quickly led to criticism of Humphries online, as people tweeted that his comments were insensitive, intolerant and coming from a place of ignorance.
Humphries apologized later on Saturday for what he described as his “vague” tweet, saying he fully supported Jenner and his decision.
Humphries was once married to Jenner’s stepdaughter Kim Kardashian. During Jenner’s interview with ABC, he said that Kardashian’s new husband, Kanye West, played a critical role in convincing her to fully support her parent's decision.
“[Kanye] says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that,’” Bruce recalled. “‘But I’m nothing if I can’t be me. If I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything.’”
Note: Though Jenner has come out as “for all intents and purposes a woman,” he has not yet indicated that he would like to be known by a new name or female pronouns, so this story uses male pronouns.