Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be a complicated figure in pop culture. Since coming out as transgender in 2015, the TV personality who detailed her transition on the series I Am Cait, has attempted to become a voice for the transgender community. Unfortunately for her, the transgender community has not exactly warmed up to having a rich, white Republican woman become the face of their movement--especially in regards to her views on our president.
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Ever since the businessman began his campaign for the presidency, Jenner has been one of his most outspoken supporters. She's made a joke out of transphobic bathroom bills with videos of her using the restroom of her choosing at one of the businessman's properties--a privilege that she won't exactly get taken away as a rich, white woman. She's spoken at the Republican National Convention and said that the now-president would be better on "women's issues" than Hillary Clinton, despite his penchant for talking loosely about sexually assaulting women's pussies.
To nobody's surprise, she voted for the Republican nominee in the election and then, a month after he was sworn in, acted surprised that he wasn't the LGBTQ ally she'd dreamt he was when he stripped away the rights of trans students to choose the bathroom that matched their gender identity. When that happened, she called the decision a "disaster" and urged the president to call her.
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Most recently, in the wake of his discriminatory transgender military ban, she found herself in shock once again that the president is not the savior for the LGBTQ community he said he'd be in tweets during his campaign. She took to Twitter, Instragram, and her own website to decry the ban and asked him, "What happened to your promise to fight for them" in regards to the transgender community.
It was her most piercing critique yet but, for Jenner, the outcry could only last so long. She's since been spotted cruising around town wearing one of the president's "Make America Great Again" hats. The Internet has, of course, reacted swiftly and clapped back at her support for the president but, at this point, are we really surprised?
When Jenner complains that the hardest part about being a woman is picking out what to wear in the morning, we can't act surprised that her outrage on behalf of the trans community she's so desperately out of touch with gave way to her usual, conservative bias.