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Caitlyn Jenner trans comments fuel backlash on social media

Andile Sicetsha - 03.05.2021

Caitlyn Jenner is losing support from the LGBTQA+ community over her comments about trans girls competing in female sports.

“It just isn’t fair,” were the words Caitlyn Jenner uttered in response to the ongoing debate on the inclusion of transgender women in female sports, in US schools.

Caitlyn Jenner faces backlash for deserting trans women

At a time when the inclusion of the LGBTQA+ community in society is part of global discourse, Jenner stood opposed to her core support group on the topic of trans women competing against biological females in school sports.

“This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair,” the 71-year-old told TMZ.

In her former life as Bruce, father of Kendall and Kylie, Jenner had a stellar career as a decathlete who won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, with a then-record score of 8 618 points.

Decades later, confronted with the opportunity to support the LGBTQA+ community that was, for the most part, there for her in her transition in 2015, Jenner — it seems — used her influential voice to kill the dreams of many US pupils who dream of competing in sports with the gender they identify as.

These were some of the reactions from social media, after Jenner’s comments were made public: