1 of 8 Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × Busted for posing as a woman at an event in the Bronx: Bizarre incidents show the pitfalls of celebrity biz article On Monday night, comedian and actor James Delaney showed up to a comedy showcase in the Flatiron district of the Bronx, dressed as a man.
He then proceeded to take his shirt off and expose his breasts and genitals in a display of his newfound masculinity.
As a man, he said he would be called a tranny by the audience and would be denied entry to the event.
“That’s what I am, a man,” he said.
“And I am a tramp.”
He was soon escorted out of the venue, and no one intervened.
“I don’t feel safe in that situation,” he told The Associated Press.
“It is not a nice, polite place to be in.”
He later apologized.
“But I do want to take a moment to say that I never meant to cause any distress, or distress to anyone,” he added.
“The thing I’ve done is to be myself and just let my actions speak for themselves.”
The show had been scheduled to take place at a Manhattan nightclub, and the comedian was reportedly paid $40,000 for his performance.
“What do you think of this?”
Delaney asked in a tweet.
“Can I get in the club, please?
I need a drink!”
He has since apologized for his “unprofessional” behavior.
The New York City Council has also banned the act, with Delaney’s lawyer saying it violates the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
But the comedian has continued to perform in the area, and his wife told The Post she was shocked when she heard he was banned.
“When you think about how we all get our jobs done in this city and the people who work there, you don’t think they’re going to be so sensitive and just look the other way,” she said.
The comedian’s show is still scheduled for March 15 in the Upper East Side.
Delaney has since told The New Yorker that he is “happy” to be allowed back in the city, but said he feels “disrespected.”
“I’m not going to apologize,” he wrote.
“If I feel like I’m not appreciated enough, I’m going to do something.
I’ve made a choice to live as a transexual.”
A transgender woman holds a sign as she participates in the Transgender Pride Parade in Manhattan, New York.