Caitlyn Jenner’s Trans Athlete Comments Resurface, Jenner Doubles Up
Earlier this week, Lia Thomas made history as the first trans woman to win the Division I NCAA swimming championship. On Thursday (March 17), Thomas finished first in the women’s 500-yard freestyle. She is also participating in 2 other competitions this weekend. The historic win has helped resurface some old trans athlete comments from Caitlyn Jenner and in the past two days since Thomas’ win, Jenner has doubled down on her opinion.
Multimillion-dollar former reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has made her position known through tweets that have taken her to the top of the Twitter trending chart. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Athlete and Olympian Bruce Jenner, and is the father of famous reality TV personalities; Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Jenner originally tweeted an opinion on trans female athletes in January. There have been strong reactions within the transgender community, as well as mixed support and feelings between the two.
I’ve said all along that biological boys shouldn’t compete with biological girls…this waking world we live in right now doesn’t work.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) January 19, 2022
In the latest comments to the Daily Mail, Caitlyn Jenner’s opinion of trans athletes has once again been clarified.
“I don’t think biological boys should compete in women’s sports – we have to protect women’s sports… that’s the main thing,” Jenner, 72, said.
“I don’t see how you can be happy beating other girls under these circumstances. You must have a sense of personal responsibility. You can still play sports but not play at a competitive level, right? »
PinkNews was one of the first outlets to push back against Jenner’s comments, calling out Jenner. They also note that Jenner recently competed in a women’s golf tournament.
Jenner quoted the tweet and offered an explanation. Jenner claimed, “I had the balls to represent women in sports.”
No, I just had the courage to stand up for women and girls in sport. https://t.co/FEl2Hav5z6
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 17, 2022
Jenner also pushed back against the idea of her competing in women’s golf tournaments in separate tweets.
@PinkNews “Jenner, who competed in women’s professional golf,” a blatant lie. Never happened. Try to fact-check your articles before they are published. https://t.co/t4VWU98Kdm
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 18, 2022
There have been many opinions on both sides of the argument on Twitter over the past 24 hours. Unfortunately, Lia Thomas has to compete through that cloud all weekend and at upcoming events as these debates continue across the country.
Here are some of what Twitter had to say about Caitlyn Jenner’s trans athlete comments.
I love how rich and privileged women like JK Rowling and Caitlyn Jenner are really here saying that people with penises are inherently stronger and better at sports than people with vaginas, and TERFs are like “Yeah queen kill we are so weak and bad at sports lol”
—Strewth 🏳️⚧️ #TeamWillowPill (@StrewthQueen) March 18, 2022
Bruce Jenner won gold against the men. One of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.
Caitlyn Jenner knows better than anyone that women are at a disadvantage when trans athletes take over. #SaveWomenSports
— Shukri Abdirahman (@ShuForCongress) March 18, 2022
In April 2020, Caitlyn Jenner gave an interview to journalist Dawn Ennis and said that trans athletes should be able to compete freely. She was very confident in that view. Eight months later, she reversed herself while running for governor of California.
People… it’s a scam.
—Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) March 18, 2022
Oh Jesus, not Caitlyn Jenner who tends to end the week.
Caitlyn Jenner is just another selfish, downtrodden, privileged white Republican woman who, like other selfish, downtrodden, privileged white Republican women, doesn’t care about “other women.”
Stop trending stupid people. pic.twitter.com/mTs4WFbUfd
— Rick 🇺🇦🌻 (@RicksIcyRevenge) March 18, 2022
Transgender women are women.
Transgender men are men.
Cisgender people are not the default for both genders.
Stop quoting Caitlyn Jenner and JK Rowing to confirm your confirmation bias on this issue.
—Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) March 18, 2022
I still accepted this title of “woman of the year”. I have trouble seeing the difference.
— Bill Billiams 🇺🇸 (@BilliamThaGr8) March 17, 2022
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