Caitlyn Jenner Is Facing Backlash For Supporting The “Don’t Say G.a.y” Bill
For those who don’t know, the “Don’t Say G.a.y” bill states, “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on s3xual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
The bill faced backlash, considering LGBTQ youth are more likely to be bullied in school than their straight, cisgender counterparts. Part of the bill also states that parents should be notified if “student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being” changes — which could potentially out LGTBQ students.
Trevor Project CEO, Amit Paley, condemned the bill saying, “Social support is vital for suicide prevention, and I want to remind LGBTQ youth in Florida and across the country that you are not alone.”
However, Caitlyn voiced support for the bill. When the FOX host asked if Florida “did the right thing by banning the teaching of gender identity to very young children,” Caitlyn said, “Absolutely. I’m a big supporter of Ron DeSantis and what he’s doing. I’m a parent.”
today, new Fox contributor and grifter Caitlyn Jenner said she "absolutely" supports Ron DeSantis and Florida's "don't say gay" bill pic.twitter.com/eaeG7Tet3t
— Brennan Suen (@brennansuen) April 6, 2022
“I have been in control of my children’s destiny and what they learn in school — not some math teacher. I can teach those lessons. So yes, I am in support of Ron DeSantis and what he’s done there. I’m disappointed in the backlash he’s gotten — especially from Disney.”
Caitlyn immediately faced backlash online, especially considering she is a trans woman.
Trash. @Caitlyn_Jenner I’m only going to say this: possibly if ur teachers had been allowed to have educated discussions with u about sensitive issues perhaps you would have felt empowered to own your own identity before your 60s, or at least allow others the space to own theirs. https://t.co/rp6eD20XdS
— Shangela (@itsSHANGELA) April 8, 2022
Caitlyn Jenner is an absolute garbage person and an absolute piece of shit. How fucking embarrassing can one person be? I’ve thought about it. I tweeted it. I don’t regret it. All in favor tweet “I”. https://t.co/NSssUPEgyt
— Monét X Change (@monetxchange) April 8, 2022
My take on Caitlyn Jenner is that the fact that she has a Fox News contributor gig while no other trans people have comparable deals on CNN or MSNBC shows that trans people still get rewarded more for attacking our own than for discussing legitimate challenges to our community.
— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) April 8, 2022
Caitlyn Jenner you're nothing more than a pathetic little puppet, an ignorant conduit carrying out the GOPs hateful narrative about your own community. YOU are the one causing harm to LGBTQ people. You don't deserve to stand in our beautiful light.
You're a dark cloud of hate.
— Plastic Martyr (@plasticmartyr) April 8, 2022
Caitlyn Jenner is absolute garbage. Just when you think she can’t get any worse, she does. I can’t. GARBAGE. https://t.co/elz8reikol
— Pandora Boxx (@ThePandoraBoxx) April 8, 2022
This isn’t the first time Caitlyn has drawn backlash for her remarks about LGBTQ legislature. On Ellen, she said she was hesitant about being pro-g.a.y marriage:
She also spoke out against trans athlete, Lea Thomas, earlier this year, citing “We have to protect women’s sports” as her reason.
Caitlyn rarely apologizes or addresses backlash, but we will be sure to update you if she does.