Bad optics

Caitlyn Jenner spotted in “Make America Great Again” hat days after Trump’s transphobic attack

Caitlyn Jenner has repeatedly said she is not a spokesperson of the LGBTQ community, and thank god for that. Without a lick of irony, she actually told Jimmy Kimmel she’s “only a spokesperson for herself,” which may be the most honest thing she’s ever said.

And while we normally opt to tune out whichever deeply troubling way in which she’s marketing herself (and let’s not be coy, her visibility as the world’s most famous transgender person is inherently political), a photograph of her driving an expensive car in a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat is worthy of a mention, given the timing.

Here’s the photo, first shared by TMZ.

Just last week, the president announced on Twitter that “the United States Government will not accept or allow……Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”

The news blindsided even those at the highest ranks of the armed forces and has been met with bipartisan condemnation in Congress.

And Jenner even addressed it on her blog:

Studies estimate there are as many as 15,000 transgender people already serving this country – and for those brave people fighting for our nation, Trump’s early morning tweets must be devastating. I believe every American should be outraged by the disrespect shown to those people wearing our country’s uniform. Furthermore, this half-baked idea puts all of our service members in harm’s way. Does President Trump intend to just pull 15,000 people out of every critical position to which they are currently assigned? That would disrupt core military missions around the world and needlessly endanger our troops.

Over the past two years I have met the most inspiring trans people, and I can testify to the trans community’s incredible resilience and perseverance in the face of enormous discrimination and hate. We are strong, we are beautiful, and we will win. The President must ask himself which side of history he will be on — and reverse his position immediately.

Jenner believes every American should be outraged over Trump’s attack, but apparently not so outraged that they stop wearing his racist, xenophobic marketing slogan across their foreheads.

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31 Comments

  • Roan

    You can’t fix stupid. Here’s your sign.

    • Rex Huskey

      Exactly, he’s a she and still a ignorant old hag!

  • DCguy

    And let me guess, the Trump troll and his multiple screenames will all come in here with the old like of:

    Oh gosh golly, lgbts are SO mean and judgemental for bullying poor Caitlyn just for having a different opinion.

    Of course they leave out the part where her different “Opinion” is supporting a party that has attacks on lgbt civil rights as part of their platform, is supporting a President who said he would appoint judges to attack our civil rights, and who chose as a VP the most notorious anti-lgbt politician in the country who didn’t mind crashing his states economy just to be able to attack lgbts, and the who speaks at events hosted by the group funneling money to the politicians in Uganda trying to legalize murdering lgbts.

    Yep, that’s just a different “Opinion” isn’t it?

    • Rex Huskey

      DCGurl: you are REALLY way too much!

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    “Transphobic attack.” Okay.

    Some mental disorders exclude people from service. Gender Dysphoria is a mental disorder. And, no, there isn’t anything wrong with having a mental disorder. Millions of Americans, like myself, have them.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      You must have missed the part where Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained that Trump’s anti-trans tweet was “obviously just a joke” so the military needn’t take it seriously. (? – Seriously, I’m expecting that any day now.)

      Obviously, Trump was utterly unaware there are ALREADY several thousand transgender troops. But he can never admit a mistake. So after an entire week, he has taken no further action on that tweet and is just hoping everyone will forget about it.

      But yes – I suppose that imagining you’re the monarch of an imaginary sh*tty country does indeed qualify as a “mental disorder”!

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      But there are transgender service people in service already, so how is this comment relevant?

    • Kangol

      OK, you admit you have a mental disorder. Most trans people don’t, and transgenderism is not the same as “gender dysphoria.” Also, thousands of trans people are currently serving or have served to defend your freedom to insult and fear them.

    • GayEGO

      Science has verified that we LGBTQs do not have a mental disorder and publicly made this announcement back in the early 1970s. Perhaps you have normal confused with abnormal, as you claim you have a mental disorder.

    • KaiserVonScheiss

      @everyone

      Gender dysphoria is a mental disorder. People would have the need to transition with out it.

      LGBTQs are not a monolith. Stop treating them as such. Transgender is very different from being gay.

      Explain how I’m insulting transgender people. By calling gender dysphoria a mental disorder, which it is?

    • Gilliflower

      According to the DSM-5 gender dysphoria is not considered a disorder. 23 bucks for a soft cover on Amazon or free if you go to the library.

    • AJBray

      Another comment section, another group of misinformed people. *sigh* And here I expected more of my fellow LGBTQ+ family… Anyway…

      Gender dysphoria is NOT a “mental disorder” at all; in fact, the DSM no longer refers to it as “Gender Identity DISORDER” for the express reason that it’s literally no longer a “disorder,” especially not an “identity disorder” or otherwise. Dr Luders et al. has stated, “…brain anatomy plays a role in gender identity.” Dr Swaab’s study determined, “In the human brain, structural differences have been described that seem to to be related to gender identity and sexual orientation,” and going back to Simon LaVey’s 1993 book, “The Sexual Brain,” he found that, “there have been reports of a number of sex-atypical endocrinological markers,” thought this is far from the first such notation of its kind. The staggering amount of data that now empirically points to the transgender brain being physically different, a third gender if you will, has now piled up over the DECADES of scientific studies, and can no longer be refuted. Being trans* is not much different than needing glasses — it’s a variation that takes place in the head, one that we can easily address with readily achievable methods, and that doesn’t affect troop readiness once addressed. It’s not a disability, it’s not disorienting, and it doesn’t cause issues after it’s properly addressed and handled. The military already prescribes the *EXACT SAME HORMONES* to cisgender, active duty male troops to treat “decreased libido” and other weenie issues, so it’s not like taxpayers are paying more for some bizarre medications. Moreover, the use of street-level ‘roids is acknowledged and overlooked in cisgender male troops, in spite of all the negative side effects and potential illegal additives. (I would also think that guys preoccupied with getting laid would be more of a distraction than the transman who just wants to do his job.) After reading a large quantity of comments across a wide variety of sites, I’ve come to realize that people really have zero clues about what it means to be transgender.

      As the partner of a transman, I’ve had to learn through the years, but I’ve also become as staunch an ally for his cause as I am for my own (I’m disabled and use a wheelchair). He was BORN a dude, through and through, and it took a path of self discovery and granting himself permission to be his truest self to get down to that REAL person. But that’s the person he always was, even as a child, and it’s all because of his brain. Here’s some science…enjoy.
      * http://cel.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?mode=FullRecord&customersID=Highwire&IsProductCode=Yes&product=CEL&Init=Yes&Func=Frame&action=retrieve&SrcApp=Highwire&SrcAuth=Highwire&SID=W1G9KXSLwwRWVGZHmcf&UT=WOS%3A000266975600003
      * https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20032-transsexual-differences-caught-on-brain-scan/
      * https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-something-unique-about-the-transgender-brain/

      I have more, but this is a fun start! Enjoy!

  • He BGB

    Does caitlyn forget she’s transgender? She still acts like the white male privilege Christian person. Can never understand why any gay, black, transgender, well, anyone who isn’t a rich white businessman who makes over $250,000 would be a Republican. It isn’t smaller government, less taxes, etc that used to be. They are no different than democrats. They make more laws and raise taxes too. And they are hardly the family values party.

    • dean089

      Whoopi Goldberg said that some time ago, that Caitlyn may have suddenly jumped out of the closet as transgender but her thoughts and experiences are still those of a 70-year-old affluent white man, not to mention someone accustomed to the adulation of an Olympic hero. Two years later and Caitlyn herself still doesn’t seem to get that. Of course, we’re talking about someone who thought the ‘real’ struggle of being a woman was picking out designer gowns for gala events. We need to stop giving this person the attention she craves until she really learns what it’s like to be a LGBT person in today’s United States.

  • Frank

    Caitlyn is rich and white so EVERYTHING in her world is going alright…no need to change anything…

    • Heywood Jablowme

      And yet, she STILL looks like a guy in drag. Money can’t buy everything!

  • stvrsnbrgr

    Proving, once again, that you don’t need a dick to be a dick. #sad

    • davenbill

      Well said!!!! Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing OR a republican in drag; There are some people you just can’t trust

    • AJBray

      Ya know, I’m a trans rights activist and the partner of a transgender man…
      *slow clap*
      I could NOT have said this better myself. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Please slap or kick the living shit out of anyone who says their surprised at this.

  • Eddie Jr

    I am glad I didn’t read this online. That means no ink or paper was wasted on this publicity whore.

  • Spike

    Please, Caitlyn Jenner does not deserve the respect to be referred to as transgendered.

    As far as I’m concerned, he will ALWAYS be a dude in a dress.

    • amigay

      A 67 yo dude in a dress trying to look like Cindy Crawford at 35. (and failing miserably)

  • Kangol

    Caitlyn Jenner is lost in more ways than one. But she is not “a dude in a dress.” She is a transgender woman. The transphobic crap coming from gay men is really pathetic.

    • Graig

      I totally agree. Please don’t insult Kaitlin Jenner for being transgender. There are lots of people just like her who are transitioning later in life. And when you insult Kaitlin’s looks because she has poor political choices. Remember that you are also insulting other transgendered people too. So please keep your opinion of her limited to her poor political choices.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Its seems hard to believe you two don’t question the timing of this transition as well as the publicity it is generating for her to profit from. I think it is intentional. You are what you are but it seems a bit hard to believe dollars didnt come before long held feelings and beliefs in this case. No, I am never going to buy this phony and wonder why do you. I see no disrespect to the community when some one calls a profiteer just what they are, a profiteer. Was a clothing line and reality show really necessary for a person who already had millions of dollars? Get real, please.

    • AJBray

      Agreed. She may be a shitty person. She may be an over-privileged, white, (pseudo)Christian woman…who *happened* to have lived HER life as an over-privileged, white, heterosexual, (pseudo)Christian male…and all the benefits that come along with that, but she’s still a woman. Maybe a horrid, disturbing, hypocritical, confusing, infuriating specimen of a Right-Wing, Conservative Republican woman…but a woman, nevertheless. And LOADS of women are awful, trust me! As a woman, I’m horrified by my fellow Vulvic Sisters on a daily basis! Hell, I’m horrified that 99% of my fellow cisgender women don’t even know WHERE their vagina ACTUALLY is (versus their vulva).

      And then there are all the women who voted for the P****-Grabber…VILE! But they did. And here we are. Cait wasn’t the only one, unfortunately…I’m not even sure she was the only Kardashian who voted for the Orange Pig Turd.

      So, take heed fellow LGBTQers…she’s very much a woman. A wretched, vile, horrid specimen of how women can be duped and finagled, but a woman no less.

      (Oh…I’m not a big fan of MAGA hats. Does it show?)

  • GayEGO

    Money can distort one’s thinking, like Trump the dufus!

  • DISQUS

    I don’t buy it. Caitlyn loves to take a walk down Contradictory Lane.

  • Creamsicle

    Buckle up, buckeroo!

  • Creamsicle

    Ann Counter must be nervous that Caitlyn will steal her spot as the diversity hire for the role of Consverative apologist.

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