The mob instantly attacked Jenner on social media.
Caitlyn Jenner, who announced her run for California governor as a Republican, set off a firestorm because she opposes transgender girls competing in female sports.
Caitlyn, born Bruce Jenner, dominated the Olympics in track and field. She came out as transgender in 2015. She kept her Republican views, but her stance on transgender girls and sports led to even more backlash.
TMZ ambushed Jenner during her morning coffee run:
“This is a question of fairness,” Jenner, who won the gold medal for men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics, said.
“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools,” Jenner added.
Jenner declined to answer a follow up question asking whether her perspective was “delegitimizing” of a transgender person’s identity.
Good for Jenner for not backing down later in the day.
I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.https://t.co/YODLDQ3csP
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 1, 2021
Jenner knows and acknowledges the biological differences between females and males.
In 2019, Jenner spoke about taking estrogen. She started her transition back in the 80s with estrogen but stopped when she met her now ex-wife Kris Jenner.
Unfortunately, acknowledging the truth triggered people who labeled her a traitor.
Cait… this ain’t it. When you’re on hormones and or blockers there is not an advantage. I ran track at the club level with college girls and trust me there is no advantage. I would have went pro if I was able to run the times I ran before hormones etc.
— Trace Lysette (@tracelysette) May 2, 2021
You might be disconnected cause you live in a mountain fortress but since you announced — TERFS who worked with the Heritage Foundation to create this trans sports panic are calling you an AGP sexual fetishist and the Republicans say you’re a man.
They hate you. Please wake up. pic.twitter.com/qhK8IgP6mp
— Shadi Petosky (@shadipetosky) May 2, 2021
— Fallon Fox (@FallonFox) May 1, 2021
Imaging benefitting from the work/activism/sacrifice of trans people to be able to enjoy the platform of acceptance you currently have… only to use it to close the doors behind you. I hope her extremely influential kids/stepkids speak out against this. #TransLivesMatter https://t.co/X3OJuXhFoT
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 2, 2021
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