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Lance Bass Uses Transgender Slur on Live TV


Offensive Bass claims ignorance: 'I didn't get the memo.'

Lance Bass used a nasty word for a transgender person Thursday morning on Access Hollywood, and he didn't feel bad about it at all.

According to The Advocate, Bass, a guest co-host on the show, was interviewing comic Billy Eichner and suggested the funnyman head to Manhattan's far West Village to find "trannies" to interview for man-on-the-street segments.

"So you need to go to Christopher and Hudson and get those trannies on the corner there -- that would be perfect," Bass said to Eichner. Eichner agreed, saying "I love a tranny" before correcting himself.

"We're not supposed to call them trannies anymore," Eichner said. "Did you see that Neil Patrick Harris called them a tranny [sic] on Twitter?"

Bass replied, "Oh, no? Great, now I'm going to get in trouble."

Then a nonplussed Bass said he "didn't get the memo" about the word being offensive and concluded "I like my good ol' trannies."

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