Jimmy Kimmel slams Caitlyn Jenner as ‘ignorant a**hole’ for comments on LA homeless
His comments came after Jenner made a comment about the amount of homeless people in LA
Jimmy Kimmel called Caitlyn Jenner an 'ignorant a**hole' after she made a comment about the homelessness in LA.
Jenner, who is running for the Governor of California, told the talk show host Sean Hannity that her friends were leaving the area due to the amount of homeless people on the streets.
The American socialite told Hannity during an interview that one of her friends was "packing up his hangar" at an airport, with many critics labelling the comment as tone deaf.
Caitlyn Jenner to Hannity: "My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, where are you going? And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless'" pic.twitter.com/Z1WbBBQXq7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 6, 2021
Jenner's interview with the chat show host was her first big media event of her campaign.
Kimmel bashed the former reality TV star's comments on his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.
After showing a clip of Jenner's comments, Kimmel said: "Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a**hole?"
"Or does calling that trans person an ignorant a**hole — even though she happens to be a trans person — show that we don’t discriminate against ignorant a**holes, no matter their gender orientation? It’s a tough one.
"I don’t know. I guess we’ll let the internet decide tomorrow."
Jenner publicly announced that she was running for the Governor of LA last month.
In a statement she said that "Sacremento needs an honest leader with a clear vision."
During her interview with Hannity, Jenner said: "This state has done so much for me over the years.
"But I’ve watched it crumble right before my eyes. California’s worth fighting for, and that’s what I’m doing."