It may have been International Women’s Day on Wednesday but Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui felt the need to backtrack on Instagram when it came to a previous statement out of fear that she offended those in the transgender community.
The 20-year-old singer addressed her previous comments that were written in November when she shared her thoughts on what it is like to be a woman.
“I’m sorry if the way I expressed my womanhood seemed to exclude trans women, I can assure you I am more than supportive and aware of your existence, but I understand how you’d feel excluded by my choices of description, so for all the women out there who identify as such and may not produce children or choose not to, you are in all your glory a beautiful part of our fortress of power and you are so so valid,” Jauregui wrote on Instagram.
The photo featured word’s from Jauregui’s open letter to President Donald Trump in which she came out as bisexual.
“I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another,” she wrote in the letter published to Billboard in November.
The part that may have been offensive to transgender women was when the “Work From Home” singer spoke about her ability to bring life into the world.
“I am proud to be a woman. Proud that the sex between my thighs provides a strength and resilience in me that only other women can feel, that my body curves in ways that allow me to create life within me, that my entire life is filled with adversity and doubt and people questioning my intelligence and my artistic potential and my expression of myself and my virtue and honor because I am too much woman,” she wrote in her post.
Aside from her apology for her previous comments, Jauregui’s true goal was to wish women a happy International Women’s Day and let females know that they are strong, divine and worth it.