Mackenzie McKee Faces Backlash for Caitlyn Jenner Comment

“Teen Mom OG” star Mackenzie McKee confronted backlash after she referred to Caitlyn Jenner β€” a TV character and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete β€” as a “Trans” in a public Facebook publish on March 21.

McKee took a screenshot of Jenner’s Instagram publish from February 4, which says: “We have to guard ladies’s sports activities.” Jenner wrote that transgender athletes who had been born organic males shouldn’t be allowed to compete in ladies’s sports activities.

McKee agreed with Jenner’s message.

“Listening to a Trans herself perceive what’s proper and incorrect. Without attacking, or on-line bullying,” the mother-of-three wrote on Facebook. “It’s OK to face up for the biologically born ladies who’re being accomplished incorrect.

There weren’t many feedback on Facebook, however one of the vital latest posts was from somebody who wrote: “‘Listening to a trans herself’ THE IGNORANCE.”

McKee did not instantly reply to the criticism.

Social Media Users Called McKee ‘Cruel’

While there wasn’t an excessive amount of blowback on McKee’s public Facebook web page, a spirited dialogue went down on the “Teen Mom” subreddit on March 23. An unique poster shared a screenshot of McKee’s publish, which ignited the discussion board, with the thread garnering greater than 800 feedback.

Most folks additionally lumped in Mackenzie’s racism scandal, the place she referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “coloured” and ignited a feud with co-star Cheyenne Floyd.

“Sick to demise of this racist, transphobic, ignorant a**gap,” one particular person wrote. “I hardly ever get this heated in right here however this lady has proven her true colours time and time once more and I’m over it. ‘A trans’ is disgusting. Trans ladies are ladies, trans males are males and whereas we’re at it, BLM.”

“The fireplace from her racism JUST died down so now she must dip into transphobia? Jesus Christ this lady can’t hold her f****** mouth shut,” one other mentioned.

“This is so ignorant and merciless, it is infuriating. Mackenzie ought to have been fired for racism already. They let it go and now she’s branching into transphobia,” a 3rd particular person wrote.

Jenner Said She Has the ‘Balls’ to Stand Up for Women’s Sports

Jenner has been outspoken about controversial swimmer Lia Thomas of the University of Pennsylvania, who turned the primary brazenly transgender athlete to win a Division I championship.

Jenner took challenge with the National Collegiate Athletic Association for permitting Thomas to compete. “I do not suppose organic boys ought to compete in ladies’s sports activities β€” we’ve to guard ladies’s sports activities,” Jenner instructed The Daily Mail on March 4. “That’s the underside line.”

Jenner, who was generally known as Bruce Jenner, received gold within the Decathlon on the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Nearly 40 years later, Jenner turned probably the most well-known transwoman when she appeared on the quilt of Vanity Fair at 65 years old.

Like McKee, Jenner confronted criticism for her feedback about trans athletes competing in sports activities. She took particular challenge with a March 14 article by Pink News with a headline that reads, “Caitlyn Jenner launches one more disgraceful assault on trans athletes with out a trace of irony.”

Jenner, 72, retweeted the story and wrote, “No, I simply had the balls to face up for girls and women in sports activities.”

The tweet, now pinned to the highest of her web page, has amassed 22,600 retweets and greater than 181,000 likes.

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