NBC News: Jared Leto played “transvestite” in “Dallas Buyers Club”

They soon corrected the tweet

Topics: jared leto, the oscars, dallas buyers club,

NBC News: Jared Leto played "transvestite" in "Dallas Buyers Club"Jared Leto (Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

According to at least one social-media manager for a major news outlet, Jared Leto wasn’t playing a trans woman in his Oscar-winning role in “Dallas Buyers Club” — he was playing a transvestite.

 

NBC News went on to correct themselves, noting that the award went to Leto for playing a transgender role.

Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_

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