Brett Favre has claimed he thinks it’s ‘unfair’ that trans athlete Laurel Hubbard is competing at the 2021 Olympics.
The former quarterback made the comments on a recent episode of his Bolling with Favre podcast.
He said: “It’s a man competing as a woman.
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“That’s unfair. It’s not fair for a man, even if this person wants to be a woman or feels compelled — if you want to become the opposite sex, that’s fine. I got no problem with it. But you can’t compete against — males cannot compete against females.”
He added: “If I was a true female – I can’t believe I’m saying that – and I was competing in weightlifting and lost to this person, I would be beside myself.”
Favre isn’t the only celeb to speak out about Hubbard competing.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, he penned: “The uncomfortable irrefutable truth is that this decision is a disaster for women’s sports.
“By supposedly promoting ‘equality’ with the inclusion of a transgender weightlifter, the Olympics have created a shocking new inequality – and everyone with half a brain knows it.
“Women born to female biological female bodies are at a massive disadvantage to transgender women like Laurel Hubbard born to make biological bodies.”
He continued: “How can it be right that Australia’s fine female weightlifter Charisma Amoe-Tarrant will now miss out on a dream appearance at the Olympics because Hubbard took her place?
“Why should Samoa’s Faegaiga Stowers, who Hubbard beat to Gold at the 2019 Pacific Games, now again have to face an opponent with such an unfair advantage.”
Hubbard, who transitioned when she was 35, is the first transgender woman to qualify for the Olympics.
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