Academy Award winner Halle Berry is letting her toes do all the talking. The popular entertainer went online this weekend to flex her love for the UFC and its 251 Fight Island pay-per-view match-ups by showing off her feet tucked into a pair of event sandals.
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On Saturday, Berry gave the toe lovers an unexpected blessing with an Instagram post. Halle shared a shot of herself rocking a pair of UFC 251 Fight Island slides and asked followers if they planned to tune in.
“Who’s watching #UFC251 right now?! #FightIsland” -Halle Berry’s Instagram
Earlier in the week, rap star 50 Cent went online to react to Halle announcing she would remove herself from playing the role of a transgender person in an upcoming film. Fifty also questioned how he would have viewed her if she went through with the role.
“🤔you wanted to do what ? why? 🤦♂️oh my God, 😠so if i still think your beautiful. 😟I’m gay a** a MF. No 😡next idea LOL #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi … I told @michaelblackson I wanted Halle Berry 🤨but she wanted to pay a white boy child support 😟🤷🏽♂️ He said stop playing Neega 👀so this is true. LOL … 🤨No gift box for you Halle. LOL … I’m going back to sleep FT🤦♂️” -50 Cent’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Hours prior, Berry went to her social media pages to speak out. In addition to apologizing, Halle vowed to help promote strong representation for all people in the entertainment biz.
“Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I’d like to apologize for those remarks. As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories. I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera.” -Halle Berry’s Twitter
Before You Go
The open apology sparked a positive reaction from LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD. The organization credited Berry for reconsidering the movie role.
“We are pleased that @halleberry listened to the concerns of transgender people and learned from them. Other powerful people should do the same. A good place to start is by watching @Disclosure_Doc to learn about trans representation in media.” -GLAAD’s Twitter