Caitlyn Jenner: ”I Get More Flack for Being Republican Than I Do for Being Trans”

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Caitlyn Jenner appeared before students at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday night for a Q&A and when asked why she doesn’t belong to a more liberal political party, the 66-year-old Jenner replied, “I have gotten more flack for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.”

Jenner also responded to accusations that she transitioned for fame and money saying: “No one transitions for financial gain. No way…You don’t do it unless you know deep down in your soul that it’s the right thing to do. If I can’t be honest with myself about what I’m doing, I’m no good for anything.”

A student later in the evening asked Jenner to reply to a Daily Pennsylvanian columnist, who’d criticized her for not fitting the profile of a role model.

“I’m not a role model!” Jenner replied. “I’m so new to this community I don’t expect to be one.”

You can say that again sister! And just remember that next time someone asks your opinion or you show us to represent the community as you have been in the past.

 

Will Kohler

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2 Responses

  1. Rebecca Juro says:

    Wow, Caitlyn’s’s just as clueless as ever. She’s not getting flack because she’s trans or because she’s a Republican. She’s getting flack because she’s a hypocrite and a fraud. Out of one side of her mouth, she says she supports the trans community and wants to help make things better, and out of the other side she voices support for a political party that’s currently in the process of trying to pass legislation to criminalize being trans nationwide. She tries to go on a speaking tour and charge $500 a ticket to hear her speak (which fails because she’s really not interesting or worthwhile enough for most people to shell out more than they’d spend for a ticket to see Springsteen or the Rolling Stones to hear her blather on about herself for ninety minutes or so), signs a book deal and then tries to claim she’s not looking to cash in on being trans…oh, and let’s not forget about the TV show.

    At least she got two things right:

    First, damned right she’s not a role model. No way, no how.

    Second, regardless of the validity of her own gender identity (and I assume it is valid), she most certainly is cashing in on being trans and anyone paying attention with half a brain knows it. As she herself says, if she can’t be honest with herself about that, she’s no good for anything. Again, damned right.

    Most of us in the trans community who live real-world-based lives can only hope Caitlyn’s 15 minutes will be expiring soon…very soon.

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