Sarah Jessica Parker caused indignation by including a special mention for LGBT veterans in her tribute to fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.
The Sex and the City star, 54, was criticized for encouraging division and enhancing stereotypes with her Instagram post on Monday.
The actress, who has 5.4 million followers on Instagram, said: & # 39; On this Memorial Day it is an honor to commemorate all our men, women, LGBT veterans who have sacrificed themselves, who have unselfishly and with mercy given. You have our lasting gratitude. X, SJ. & # 39;
Sarah Jessica Parker, (photo), aroused indignation by including a special mention for LGBT veterans in her tribute to fallen soldiers on Memorial Day
The Sex and the City star, 54, was criticized for encouraging division and reinforcing stereotypes with her Instagram post, where she & # 39; all our men, women, (and) LGBT veterans & # 39; remembered
Parker, who is a vocal supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and recently appeared at the GLAAD Awards.
Fans praised her comments, but others accused Parker of being too & # 39; politically correct & # 39; was by giving LGBTQ members of the army – some of which may have been called non-binary – a special mention.
@tracybeautystylist wrote: & # 39; Why can't it just be everyone who has served? Are we politically correct that we cannot honor ALL veterans?
& # 39; Without selecting certain groups? I have a transgender family member. The last thing he wants is to be chosen from it. His sexuality has absolutely nothing to do with service? & # 39;
Another one called @blindsie claimed: & # 39; They are not LGBT veterans, they are veterans. They all paid the same price and in death they all have the same value. Nothing divides them now. & # 39;
@ melody.worsham said: & # 39; People have good intentions when they & # 39; pc & # 39; I believe, however, that it creates segregation and categories, making the stereotypes that are already there even worse. & # 39;
Parker, who is a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community and recently appeared at the GLAAD Awards in March, recognizing the media for inclusive representations of LGBT issues
President Donald Trump announced a plan to ban transgender people from the army in 2017, which overturned Democratic former President Barack Obama's policy of opening up transgender forces and receiving medical transitional care.
In March 2018, Trump supported a revised policy from the then Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
In some circumstances, it prohibited transgender people with gender dysphoria, or distress because of internal conflicts between physical gender and gender identity.
The Mattis policy also prohibited transgender people seeking or have undergone steps for gender transition.
Instagram fans praised her comments, but others accused Parker of being too & # 39; politically correct & # 39; was to give special mention to LGBTQ members of the army
SJP & # 39; s message may have been a recognition of service workers who were targeted by Trump's ban, but it still managed to provoke a response because it was causing too much disunity.
Another Instagram user claimed: & # 39; They are not LGBT veterans, they are veterans. They all paid the same price and in death they all have the same value. Nothing divides them now. & # 39;
@ luna28rudy wrote: & # 39; Lord Jesus … I am waiting for the special Muslim service that people scream out. Let me vomit. & # 39;
A fan came to Parker's defense and wrote that & # 39; they are not respected in the same way by our & # 39; president & # 39; – hence the need to be inclusive. & # 39;
& # 39; I like that you recorded ALL & # 39 ;, another fan wrote.
Donald Trump announced in 2017 a plan to ban transgender people from the army and to undo the policy of Democratic former President Barack Obama to open Transgender troops and open to medical transitional care
Under the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced that transgender people already serving in the army would be allowed to openly serve.
Trump reversed that policy in 2017 with a tweet that the government would not allow & # 39; Transgender people in any capacity to serve in the US military & # 39 ;.
An estimated 14,700 soldiers in active service and in the Reserves identify themselves as transgender, but not all seek treatment.
Since July 2016, more than 1500 service staff have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria; from 1 February there were currently 1,071 impressions.
The Pentagon says it has spent about $ 8 million on transgender care since 2016. The military's annual health care budget is over $ 50 billion.
In March, a non-binding resolution against Trump's transgender ban expired between 238 and 1885.
Every democrat supported the resolution, while almost every republican voted against it.
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