Caitlyn Jenner says she has been inundated with death threats over the past week, and she blames the “so called ‘inclusive’ LGBT community.”
On Sunday, Jenner, 73, spoke out in a series of Twitter posts, in which she said that she has been receiving the threats for voicing her opinion on the news topics of the day.
“I have never received more death threats, death threats to my team, nasty hate mail than this week,” the Fox News contributor wrote on the micro-blogging platform. “It is all from the so called ‘inclusive’ lgbt community. I am so disgusted by the hateful individuals threatening my life for giving my opinions on news topics of the day.”
I have never received more death threats, death threats to my team, nasty hate mail than this week. It is all from the so called ‘inclusive’ lgbt community. I am so disgusted by the hateful individuals threatening my life for giving my opinions on news topics of the day.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 30, 2022
“Since when is a different opinion grounds for such hatred and death wishes?” Jenner, ex-husband of Kris Jenner, added in a follow-up tweet. Do better!”
“Difference of opinion, dialogue, and conversation is critical to making progress as society,” she went on. “Trying to shut me down by threatening my life over and over will never stop me from speaking my opinion. NEVER!”
Difference of opinion, dialogue, and conversation is critical to making progress as society. Trying to shut me down by threatening my life over and over will never stop me from speaking my opinion. NEVER!
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 30, 2022
While Jenner didn’t specify exactly what had sparked the threats, she faced a wave of backlash last week after criticizing and misgendering transgender TikTok content creator Dylan Mulvaney.
Mulvaney, who has gained more than 8 million followers on the platform, became the focus of attention on social media after recently speaking with President Joe Biden at the White House about trans-related healthcare.
A TikTok video soon resurfaced of the trans rights activist seeking to “normalize women having bulges,” as she recalled being stared at by strangers whenever she went out in tight clothing.
Caitlyn Jenner on March 27, 2022, in West Hollywood, California, and (right) in Beverly Hills on September 14, 2021. Jenner shared in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday that she has received a deluge of death threats from the “LGBT community” over the past week.
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The video garnered criticism from detractors, including Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, who tweeted that Biden “and radical left-wing lunatics want to make this absurdity normal.”
Responding to the post, Jenner, who transitioned to female in 2015, lauded Blackburn for “speaking out and having a backbone—one of the best senators we have. Let’s not ‘normalize’ any of what this person is doing. This is absurdity!”
When a Twitter user countered that she often had a bulge issue as somebody who was “born a woman” with a “naturally plump vagina,” Jenner then said of Mulvaney: “He is talking about his penis!”
He is talking about his penis!
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 26, 2022
While Jenner’s comments garnered backlash, the erstwhile California gubernatorial candidate remained steadfast in her criticism of Mulvaney.
“There is a difference between acceptance and tolerance, and normalizing exposing your genitals in a public way and a public place,” Jenner, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2017, stated in another tweet. “I do not support that at all, in the slightest. Dylan…congrats [you’re] trans with a penis.”
There is a difference between acceptance and tolerance, and normalizing exposing your genitals in a public way and a public place. I do not support that at all, in the slightest. Dylan…congrats your trans with a penis. https://t.co/ibcVN6SkTb
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 27, 2022
Mulvaney responded to Jenner in a TikTok post on Sunday, stating that they “are two of the most privileged trans women in America at the moment,” adding that “with that comes a lot of responsibility.”
“Although we have very different views on most things, a few days ago I probably would have still been willing to sit down with you and try to connect with you in some way, because I automatically have a lot of respect for you as a fellow trans woman,” Mulvaney continued.
In the video, Mulvaney said that she wasn’t particularly bothered by Jenner’s initial criticism, though she took issue with being called “he” by the Olympic gold medalist.
“Not you calling me a he. That is just terrible… but then you didn’t stop there,” Mulvaney, who has been documenting her transition online for several months, said in the clip.
Mulvaney then spoke about Jenner’s characterization of her video as “normalizing exposing your genitals in a public way and a public place.”
“Girl, you’re making me sound like I’m some creepy flasher exposing myself,” Mulvaney said. “I was wearing perfectly normal shorts at a mall, and I never been great with sarcasm, but I do think that last line was probably not an actual congrats.”
She then implored Jenner to “think back to your early days of transitioning and remember being embarrassed about your body, or having strangers give you dirty looks.
“That’s why I made that video because I was embarrassed and I wanted to reclaim my body in a positive way. Now, you’ve taken that and turned it into something really ugly.”
“Now that I think about it, I don’t have any interest in getting to know you because of the way you use your platform to publicly degrade me, it told me everything I needed to know about you,” Mulvaney added in a direct message to Jenner. “A trans person invalidating another trans person is pretty evil in my eyes.”
Newsweek has reached out to a representative of Jenner for comment.
Source : Newsweek