Caitlyn Jenner criticised for playing in women's golf league
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Caitlyn Jenner is being called out on Twitter for saying that trans girls should not be able to take part in girls' sports, despite the fact that she herself took part in a women's golf tournament in 2016.
The issue of trans athletes competing in sports is a hot topic in the US at the moment as a number of states have brought in legislation banning trans girls and women from competing in female sports.
Ex-Olympian Jenner, who is a trans-woman herself, revealed in an interview that she agrees with this viewpoint. She said that the debate was a "question of fairness."
Asked by TMZ for her view on the matter, she said: "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 and we have to protect girls' sports in our schools."
However, many have highlighted the blatant hypocrisy in Jenner's words, pointing out that she has previously competed in female competitions since coming out as transgender.
Something tells me she doesn’t really believe the things she says to try to get Republicans to vote for her. pic.twitter.com/7bmM1yhb8A
— Derailed 7000 series tran (@transscribe) May 2, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner is against trans people in sports yet plays golf tournaments from the women’s tee’s.
— Shitters Full (@full_shitter) May 3, 2021
Jenner has also recently launched her campaign to run for Governor of California. Taking part in her first televised interview since announcing her bid for governor, Jenner said that she thinks "role models are extremely important for young people."
However she reiterated her view that trans girls should not be allowed to play women's sports.
Caitlyn Jenner’s opposition to trans girls playing sports did not prevent her from playing in a women’s golf tournament.
— Sybill “Vaxxed” Trelawney👻🎃 (@SybilT2) May 6, 2021
These comments seem to go against previous ones that Jenner has said on the matter as well. In 2015, during an award speech she said: "I also want to acknowledge all the young trans athletes who are out there given the chance to play sports as who they really are."