Barry apologized after discussing the role over the weekend on Instagram Live video
“As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have studied this role and that the transgender community should undoubtedly have the opportunity to tell its own stories.” wrote on Twitter
“I am grateful for the guidance and critical discussion in recent days and will continue to listen, train and learn from this mistake.”
Berry said she vowed to “be an ally” and use her “voice” to promote better display on screen, both in front of and behind the camera.
In response to the star’s statement, many thanked her for listening.
The LGBTQ GLAAD defense team said she was pleased Berry heard the concerns she expressed after discussing the role and “learned from them”.
“Other strong people have to do the same,” the group said he said on Twitter.
“A good place to start is to follow iscDisclosure_Doc to learn about trans representation in the media.”
The documentary examines how transsexuals are displayed on the screen all these years, and is produced, among other things, by Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black”.
The Twitter account
of the documentary asked Barry to watch the film “first to understand how actors like themselves who act in trans roles have significant cultural implications off screen.”
Following Berry’s announcement on Monday, the account wrote: “We hope #DisclosureNetflix is one of the many educational tools you and others can rely on to inspire and enhance allyship.”