Through a statement shared by Variety, the company stated that “there were no malicious intentions behind this error”. Universal continued to apologize directly to Laverne Cox, “We are sorry for the pain caused, but we are grateful to be able to address the situation in this movie and prevent similar mistakes from being repeated in future projects. ”
The company also said they would solve it by delaying the launch date to re-doubling the character of Cox. So far, the trans actress has not responded to an apology.