‘Being WOKE must be optional if you’re a Democrat’: Caitlyn Jenner accuses Jimmy Kimmel of transphobia for calling her ‘Trump in a wig’ and slams lack of outrage from the LGBTQ community
- Republican Caitlyn Jenner is currently running to be the next Governor of California
- Jimmy Kimmel mocked Jenner’s political aspirations and conservative viewpoints on his show Thursday, describing her as ‘Trump in a wig’
- Jenner has now hit back, accusing Kimmel of transphobia and claiming there are double standards if Democrats say something politically incorrect
- She also accused Kimmel of making racist jokes and harassing women in an old comedy skit
- Jenner additionally claimed Kimmel had been protected after old footage of him emerged in black face
Jenner – who is currently running to become the next Governor of California – took to Twitter on Friday slamming the funnyman and noting the relative silence from the LGBTQ community in the wake of the remark.
‘Last night @jimmykimmel called me Donald Trump with a wig. He obviously believes that trans women are simply men with wigs on. Where is the outrage from the left or LGBT community?’ Jenner, who is a Republican wrote.
‘Being WOKE must be optional if you are a Democrat,’ she added.
On Thursday night, Kimmel mocked Jenner’s political aspirations during the opening monologue of his show.
‘She’s just trying to get attention,’ he quipped. ‘Caitlyn Jenner has a better chance of being the next Batman than she does governor of California. She knows little to nothing about anything, really.’
Some Twitter users lashed out at Kimmel, calling him a ‘bigot’ and ‘transphobic’.
Caitlyn Jenner has accused Jimmy Kimmel of transphobia after the comedian called her ‘ Donald Trump in a wig’ during Thursday’s broadcast of his ABC late-night show
Jenner – who is currently running to become the next Governor of California – took to Twitter on Friday slamming the funnyman and noting the relative silence from the LGBTQ community in the wake of the remark
One wrote: ‘I cannot stand her [Jenner] and I understand the root of that comparison, but it’s transphobic to compare her to a man in a wig. Pretty gross joke’.
However, Kimmel’s controversial joke didn’t garner much backlash – prompting Jenner to accuse the left of double standards and claiming Kimmel has been protected.
In a subsequent stream of tweets shared on Friday, she pointed out several politically incorrect jokes and skits that Kimmel had made during his comedy career.
‘Speaking of @jimmykimmel he also received a pass from the WOKE on his use of black face and racist actions. Hypocrite,’ he wrote.
He shared a screenshot showing Kimmel in black face during a Saturday Night Live skit in 2000.
Jenner also accused Kimmel of harassment, sharing an old clip from his program The Man Show in which he asked women to touch his pants and guess what was inside of them.
‘Also @jimmykimmel got a pass from the WOKE while he asked women to fondle him in public. His treatment of women is wrong. Disgusting. Vile,’ Jenner raged.
Jenner added yet another tweet, saying Kimmel had been protected after making racist jokes.
‘Sad that @jimmykimmel has contributed to #AAPIHate . Is there any group he won’t attack? Jimmy, it’s time to #StopAsianHate,’ she wrote.
She subsequently posted a screenshot from an LA Times article about backlash Kimmel had procured in 2013 after his ABC show aired a clip of a child saying ‘kill everyone in China’.