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CNN  — 

Despite Mark Ruffalo’s attempts to defend the casting of Matt Bomer as a transgender woman in his upcoming movie, “Anything,” he is still facing backlash.

Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of Programs, Transgender Media, has written an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter titled, “Matt Bomer and Men Who Play Transgender Women Send a ‘Toxic and Dangerous’ Message.”

“The decision to put yet another man in a dress to portray a transgender woman touches a nerve for transgender people, and rightfully so,” Adams wrote. “It’s yet another painful reminder that, in the eyes of so many people, transgender women are really just men.”

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Ruffalo, an executive producer on “Anything,” has worked with Bomer before. They played lovers in the HBO movie, “The Normal Heart,” and Bomer won a Golden Globe for his role. Ruffalo seemed to take the criticism to heart and took to Twitter to address the LGBT community.

“To the Trans community. I hear you. It’s wrenching to you see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It’s time.”

The film does not yet have a release date.