Transgender former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner sparked outrage and a flood of condemnations on Monday after the California gubernatorial candidate shared a vile meme from Donald Trump Jr. on Instagram comparing her looks to President Joe Biden’s Asst. Health Secretary, Rachel Levine, who’s also transgender.
Donald Trump Jr. shared a side-by-side post to Instagram on May 17 comparing Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine (a “liberal girl”) and California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner (a “conservative girl”).
The meme used an extremely grainy, unflattering photo of Levine that was taken as she was mid-speech.
“It seems to hold true no matter what!!!! Conservative girls are just better looking… maybe that’s why the libs are always outraged for no reason,” Trump wrote on Instagram, including several laughing emojis.
Jenner shared the post to her own Instagram Story and laughed about it.
Actress Alexandra Billings responded to Jenner on Instagram, pointing out that sharing the meme “says volumes about both your self hatred and your blatant transphobia.”
“I know this rage. I lived with it for years and it is still a cacophony of voices that haunt me,” Billings wrote. “But I am not running for a public office and I am not a self proclaimed ‘role model’.”
“You’re in a spiral of spiritual chaos and your search for admiration and public approval is just as transparent as your egocentric, pseudo-Republican, rich, white, privileged lifestyle you flaunt, pretending to be some sort of everyday citizen caring about everyday events.”
“With your private airplane hanger full of lies and your million dollar shoes, you have as much in common with us, as we do with you,” she continued. “It isn’t your Transness people are bothered by, it’s your behavior as a human, Caitlyn. Your profound need to be liked is sadly backfiring.”
Bullying and making fun of your Trans Sisters will not bring you peace or help you gain acceptance with Cis people. They are using you, not lifting you up.
I hope you can have empathy and see the damage you are causing your own Trans community. Please stop. pic.twitter.com/OKcDqflevk
— Lucy 🏳️⚧️ (@QueerQueen89) May 17, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner is essentially bullying a fellow trans woman. Not to mention, Sec Levine will probably get antisemitic harassment over this Bc she’s jewish. https://t.co/vYmfXzcFpP
— Peter Fox (@thatpeterfox) May 17, 2021