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03/18/2014 11:41 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Wendy Williams Apologizes For Transphobic Comments About Transgender CrossFit Athlete

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Television personality Wendy Williams came under fire last week for hosting a problematic panel discussion about transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson and her multi-million dollar lawsuit against CrossFit for alleged discriminatory practices.

Now, the clip of the panel has been removed from YouTube and Williams has tweeted an apology for the remarks, acknowledging both her insensitivity to issues surrounding transgender experience and her support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Joe Pardavila of "The Todd Show" also tweeted a number of apologies to individual users who criticized his comments on the panel, where he claimed that Jonsson benefited unfairly from "all guy muscles, and the juices! You know, I'm not a doctor or anything but inside her that's all there."

UPDATE: A previous version of this story reported that Pardavila had deleted his apology tweets, however a number of tweets still remain live on his Twitter feed:

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