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Peter Berg Has the 'Utmost Respect' for Caitlyn Jenner

Peter Berg has taken to Instagram to explain why he posted a transphobic meme about Caitlyn Jenner during the ESPYs on Wednesday night.

The 51-year-old director is best known for directing the films Lone Survivor, Battleship, and Friday Night Lights. He shared a meme that showed side-by-side photos of Caitlyn an Army veteran/double amputee along with this caption: “One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?”

Here is what Peter wrote on Thursday afternoon to clarify his intentions by posting the meme: “I have the utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner and I am a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere. I also believe that we don’t give enough attention to our courageous returning war veterans, many of whom have sacrificed their bodies and mental health for our country and our principals- principals that include the freedom to live the life you want to live without persecution or abuse.”

Actor/Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner with Insensitive Meme

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  • The Jenner and Kardashian sisters watched Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs – Just Jared Jr
  • Watch Daniel Radcliffe go undercover as a receptionist – Entertainment Weekly
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams attended the ESPYs – Lainey Gossip
  • Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb were grilled on WWHL! last night – TooFab
  • Who would win in this superhero battle? – MTV
  • Channing Tatum is so chivalrous – Popsugar

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Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham - Governors Awards 2013

Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham arrive at the 2013 Governors Awards presented by the AMPAS at the Ray Dolby Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on Saturday (November 16) in Hollywood.

The 42-year-old actor was also joined by his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, with whom he’s also collaborating on the upcoming film American Desperado.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Wahlberg

Earlier in the week, Mark was spotted heading back to his car after grabbing some lunch at The Grill restaurant in Beverly Hills.

10+ pictures inside of Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham at the 2013 Governors AwardsMore Here! »

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Mark Wahlberg & Emile Hirsch: 'Lone Survivor' AFI Fest Premiere!

Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham hit the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie Lone Survivor held during the 2013 AFI Fest on Tuesday (November 12) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The 42-year-old actor was also joined by his co-stars Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig, Jerry Ferrara, and director Peter Berg.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Wahlberg

It was just announced that Mark and his brother Donnie Wahlberg will be starring in a new reality series for A&E titled The Wahlburgers. It will follow them as they return to their hometown to open up a hamburger restaurant.

30+ pictures inside of Mark Wahlberg and Emile Hirsch at the premiere… More Here! »

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Whitney Cummings & Peter Berg Split?

Whitney Cummings and her boyfriend Peter Berg have reportedly gone their separate ways, Us Weekly reports.

The 31-year-old comedienne reportedly announced the break-up during a recent stand up set.

“She announced it,” a spectator said. “It kind of sounded like a bad breakup –- she talked about hating guys.”

Whitney and Peter apparently broke it off about two weeks ago.

The couple were last spotted out together over the summer, looking super cuddly outside of a hotel in New York City.

Peter, 51, is a director and actor, most recently having directed Battleship. Whitney co-created the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls after her own show Whitney, and her talk show Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings, were both canceled.

Whitney Cummings & Peter Berg: Cuddling Couple in NYC!

Whitney Cummings cuddles up to her boyfriend Peter Berg outside of the Bowery Hotel on Saturday morning (July 13) in the East Village neighborhood of New York City.

The 30-year-old comedienne and the 49-year-old Battleship director have reportedly been dating since March.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Cummings

“This Friday and Saturday nights i’ll be performing at the Stress Factory in New Jersey. Friday and Saturday day I’ll be sight seeing Jersey,” Whitney tweeted earlier in the week. “Come and tell me about everything New Jersey has to offer.”

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Rihanna & Alexander Skarsgard: 'Battleship' in Pearl Harbor!

Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and Alexander Skarsgard attend the Battleship photo call at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Saturday (April 28) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The trio was joined by co-star Brooklyn Decker and director Peter Berg. They all met up with Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who serves as the director of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rihanna

In case you missed it, check out a picture of Rihanna getting leid in Hawaii!

FYI: Rihanna is wearing Acne‘s “Alisha” top. Brooklyn is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

15+ pictures inside of the Battleship cast in Pearl Harbor… More Here! »

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