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Caitlyn Jenner Criticized for Opposing Trans Athletes

Caitlyn Jenner is facing backlash for her recent remarks regarding trans athletes.

In a video obtained by TMZ, Caitlyn expressed her opposition to trans girls competing in sports on teams that match their gender identity and drew additional heat by referring to trans girls as “biological boys”.

“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”, coming from Caitlyn, who is a trans woman herself and a former Olympic champion. She actually chalked her stance up to fairness and protecting the integrity of girls’ sports.

The remarks drew quick criticism from many prominent figures in the LGBTQ+ community, who condemned the comments and slammed Jenner for advocating for a bill that would unfairly target trans individuals. See some reactions below:

“A trans girl is a girl. A trans boy is a boy. Everyones built different no matter what gender you are,” RuPaul’s Drag Race star Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor tweeted. “Theres very small framed people and also larger framed muscular people all across the spectrum! STOP finding ways to delegitimize someone’s gender. SHAME ON U @Caitlyn_Jenner”, @trinitythetuck tweeted. 

Others called her dangerous and egotistical. “Caitlyn Jenner really achieved something special, she transitioned from run of the mill misogynist rich guy to being like in the top 10 worst women in America. True icon”, @pinkrangerlyra tweeted.

Shortly after Jenner’s initial remarks went viral and the criticism rolled in, the reality star took to Twitter to double down on her stance.

“I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand,” Jenner wrote. “It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”

This controversy comes shortly after Jenner announced her plans to run for governor of California while advocating for recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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