Sarah Silverman Slams Caitlyn Jenner Over ‘Transphobic’ Comments

Sarah Silverman has slammed Caitlyn Jenner for making 'transphobic' comments about trans athletes. 
Credit: The Sarah Silverman Podcast via YouTube & @caitlynjenner/Instagram

Sarah Silverman has slammed Caitlyn Jenner for making ‘transphobic’ comments about trans athletes

The comedian took aim at the former Olympian, who transitioned in 2015, on The Sarah Silverman Podcast.

Silverman questioned: “Caitlyn, you’re a woman right? A trans girl is a girl. She should have the same rights as a cis girl. 

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Caitlyn Jenner has been accused of making ‘transphobic’ comments. Credit: @caitlynjenner/Instagram

“What, you think a trans girl is too strong? What about tall girls as opposed to short girls? What about boys in high school who are teeny tiny and their teammates have already puberty and are shaving? Why don’t you just have co-ed sports divided by weight and height, you know?

“This is so dumb. They are legislating this s*** without one single example of how this plays out.”

The comment comes after Jenner said trans girls shouldn’t compete in female sports

She stated: “It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”

The Republican has made a series of controversial statements in the past weeks, after confirming she’s running for the role as governor of California.

In a statement, the reality TV star said: “California has been my home for nearly 50 years.

“I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality. But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by a one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people.

“Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.”

However, many people believe she is too ‘out of touch’ to take on the role.

Taking to Twitter, one person said: “Governor Caitlyn Jenner?! Give me a break.

“The last thing America needs is another reality TV star in government.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

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