Remember that story about Billy Dee Williams identifying as gender fluid? Turns out he doesn’t even know what that means.
An Esquire interview quoted the actor as saying that he identified with both male and female pronouns. Instead, Williams says, “…what I was talking about was about men getting in touch with their softer side of themselves. There’s a phrase that was coined by Carl G. Jung, who was a psychiatrist, who was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, and they had a splitting of the ways because they had different ideas about the… what do you call it? Consciousness. Unconscious. It’s collective unconsciousness. But he coined a phrase that’s, ‘Anima animus.’ And Anima means that is the female counterpart of the male self, and the Animus is the male counterpart of the female. So that’s what I was referring to.”
The 82-year-old Williams went on to further express that he was referencing the idea of men getting in touch with their more feminine characteristics and allowing that piece of themselves to shine through.
Esquire has not offered a correction to original story or denied Williams’ claims of being misquoted.