NBC News: Jared Leto played "transvestite" in "Dallas Buyers Club"

They soon corrected the tweet

Published March 3, 2014 2:40AM (EST)

Jared Leto   (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
Jared Leto (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.

By Daniel D'Addario

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