Jonathan Van Ness He shared an update on where he stands Dax Shepard After their “highly unexpected” debate on transgender rights.
“I think Dax and I are good,” Van Ness, 36, shared during an episode of the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” radio show released on Tuesday, November 14. “I haven’t spoken to him since.”
He added: “It’s nice.” I have a lot of respect for him. I thought it was very brave to release it.
Van Ness cried during a September appearance on Shepherd’s “Armchair Expert” podcast when he defended the rights of transgender children and discussed various issues in the LGBTQIA+ community.
“It was okay — well, actually it wasn’t okay,” Van Ness admitted during Tuesday’s podcast, repeating previous claims that the conversation was “actually edited.”
“I wish I could have had a script or insight into what this adaptation would be like. I asked for it and he didn’t give me that. … That part was kind of difficult.” Strange eye The star explained, describing the unedited discussion as much “worse” than what was released. “If there was a more precise edit, you would know why I was crying.”
Van Ness’ tense conversation with Shepard, 48, stemmed from a disagreement over whether or not to New York times He is considered anti-trans after publishing several controversial articles. Shepherd stated that “some people feel very uncomfortable about teenage transitions,” claiming that “questioning makes you an enemy.”
Van Ness responded by saying, “I feel like I’m talking to my father.” For his part, Shepard apologized during the conversation and said that he “had absolutely no intention” of starting a discussion on the topic.
“Everything I said, I was met with opposition,” Van Ness told the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” host. Amanda Hirsch Tuesday. “I almost woke up and left twice.”
Van Ness hopes to have a separate conversation with Shepard one day about the incident. In fact, he thought the “Armchair Expert” host might “reach out” after their podcast episode aired.
“There is a world where a second conversation would be nice, in private, where… [he gives] A more realistic apology [takes] Van Ness said.
While Van Ness said he felt like Shepard was “gaslighting” him throughout their conversation, the Netflix personality has no hard feelings toward the actor.
“I think Dax is really cute,” he said. “I don’t think he meant harm. I’ll say that. And he didn’t mean harm. I thought he was brave.” [to release] the ring. I’m glad it allowed more people to learn about that conversation.