Actor Rainn Wilson of “The Office” fame issued and apology on Thursday, saying that he had posted “a mean crack about breastfeeding vs chestfeeding” on Wednesday.
“Yesterday I tweeted a mean crack about breastfeeding vs chestfeeding. After speaking with some Trans friends and educating myself a bit more I want to apologize for the tweet. It was adding to misinformation and meanness. I’m sorry,” Wilson tweeted on Thursday.
The mea culpa came after Wilson had reportedly issued a tweet on Wednesday that said, “TIL you can no longer say ‘nursing or breastfeeding mother’ you have to say ‘chestfeeding person.’ Just FYI.”
While some on social media praised Wilson for issuing the apology, others were less than impressed.
“Absolutely pathetic…” tweeted Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV’s “The Rubin Report.”
“Serious beta energy,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck commented.
“I’m embarrassed for you,” tweeted Seth Dillon, CEO of the Babylon Bee.
“Perhaps you should talk with some actual nursing mothers and educate yourself about why the term ‘chestfeeding’ is offensive and degrading to women. (Women, in case you are confused, are the humans who are able to breastfeed children),” Stephen Miller tweeted. “Woke Democrats are trying to erase women and erase the experiences of women,” he added in another tweet.
Last year Wilson, who is widely known for playing the character Dwight Schrute on the television series “The Office,” said that individuals who declined to get vaccinated seemed to be the most angry that the government had not put an end to COVID-19.
“People who refuse to get vaccinated seem to be the angriest that the government hasn’t ‘fixed’ or ‘stopped’ the virus by now. Please explain,” the actor tweeted in December.
Wilson posted a tweet on Thursday that said, “Here’s why so many people who don’t want ‘government overreach’ long for something approaching authoritarianism: … . I have no idea.”