'The Office' Star Rainn Wilson Apologizes for 'Chestfeeding' Trans Joke: I Contributed to 'Misinformation and Meanness'

'The Office' Star Rainn Wilson Apologizes for 'Chestfeeding' Trans Joke: I Contributed to 'Misinformation and Meanness'


NBC’s The Office star Rainn Wilson has publicly apologized for tweeting out a transgender joke about “chestfeeding,” saying he didn’t mean to contribute to “misinformation and meanness.”

Rainn Wilson tweeted out his since-deleted joke on Wednesday. “TIL [Today I learned] you can no longer say ‘nursing or breastfeeding mother’ you have to say ‘chestfeeding person.’ Just FYI.”

“Chestfeeding” is a gender-neutral term popular within the transgender community that refers to the act of feeding a baby milk from one’s chest. The term is especially prevalent among “transmasculine” and  female-to-male transgenders who have recently given birth but who no longer identify as women.

Wilson apologized for the joke following a swift, social media wokelash.

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“After speaking with some Trans friends and educating myself a bit

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