This week, a high school track and field event in California stole the national spotlight when a transgender female athlete finished second in the girls 1600m at the California State Championship qualifier meet, punching her ticket to the state finals over a competitor, who gave her a thumbs down gesture at the podium in response. The story has gotten so much attention that even Caitlyn Jenner is weighing in.
On Monday afternoon, Caitlyn Jenner sent a tweet addressing the controversial situation. Jenner, who is a transgender woman herself after transitioning in 2015, was absolutely furious at the fact that a transgender woman was allowed to compete in women’s sports.
“As ‘somewhat’ of a track star myself, and a trans person, THIS IS WRONG!!! HELP ME PUSH BACK!” Jenner said in a tweet, also adding a link to her political action committee, Fairness First.
And FYA trans ppl you are being used by the radical gender ideology cult as political pawns. That’s all you are to them.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 22, 2023
“And FYA trans ppl you are being used by the radical gender ideology cult as political pawns. That’s all you are to them,” Jenner said in a follow-up tweet.
Jenner’s tweet quickly went viral as plenty of people offered their reactions to her thoughts with many pointing out the hypocrisy of Jenner previously accepting “woman of the year” awards following her transition.
Did @Caitlyn_Jenner forget she was Glamour's woman of the year? Maybe someone should've pushed back against this. How soon we forget. It was OK for YOU to celebrate your womanhood but you don't want that same chance for others. What a hypocrite https://t.co/wQOBPYxlF3 pic.twitter.com/x6JQNu0xo9
— Miss Posh Boss (@RubythePirate2) May 23, 2023
Responsible for mainstreaming this, but doesn't like the outcome. Who could've seen this coming? https://t.co/O01pOQwlPw
— Ben Vaughan (@bvkv09) May 22, 2023
Well, this is an interesting development. https://t.co/EAqoyspYS2
— Andy Jackson (@andyinrok) May 22, 2023
You may have a point.
Oh, now return all of your “woman of the year” awards. https://t.co/xJXqcIAwru
— MAGA IS A CANCER (@Gaslit_Nation) May 22, 2023
Give back all your "Woman of the Year" awards first.
— Shawn Farash ❌🐻 (@Shawn_Farash) May 22, 2023
And here you are competing against women in women’s sports @Caitlyn_Jenner https://t.co/Whiptv4nwD
— rooted.wings (@BrittRooted) May 22, 2023
Before her transition, Caitlyn Jenner went by Bruce Jenner and was a track and field star for the United States Olympic team in 1976, winning gold in the men’s decathlon.