Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans are calling out Caitlyn Jenner’s controversial political views and how they’re negatively impacting her campaign.
Caitlyn Jenner’s conservative views appear to be working more against her than in her favor. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum is being called out by onlookers who don’t understand how she can represent a party that often works against the community she represents. As a proud transgender woman and Republican, fans are wondering if Caitlyn has a solid support base that can vote her into office.
Many were shocked when Caitlyn announced her run for governor of California last month. She hadn’t teased any political plans and even took her children by surprise when she launched her campaign. Her hopes are to recall California’s current Gov. Gavin Newsom and take his seat. Something that hasn’t been done in the state since actor Arnold Schwarzenegger recalled Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. Since making her announcement, she sat down for an interview with Sean Hannity where she became a trending topic for all the wrong reasons.
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The controversy surrounding her campaign stem from Caitlyn’s proud conservative views. It took her time to support gay marriage despite being transgender. She’s proudly stood behind Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz to the point she took up offers to use the women’s restroom at the Trump Towers. Most recently she spoke out against transgender women competing in female sports. The apparent hypocrisy of her views led one Reddit user to ask “Is there ANYONE who likes or understands Caitlyn Jenner? what is her deal?”
The Redditor went on to accuse Caitlyn of using politics to make herself relevant again. “She’s an active member of a political party who hates people like her and seems to be hated by people from all sides,” they quipped. “It seems masochistic for her to want to be relevant because I just see a ton of hate for her whenever she’s trending,” they added. This isn’t the first time Caitlyn has been accused of taking drastic measures to maintain her celebrity. Prior to announcing her campaign, fans mocked her for appearing in a YouTube video with young Gen Zers.
Another user joined the discussion and explained why Caitlyn has maintained her Republican views despite her identity as a transgender woman. “She transitioned at a point in her life when I feel like her politics were already fully developed,” they said. “Her identity as a trans woman is one thing, but her predominant identity is being a wealthy Californian,” they added. Another person reminded people of Caitlyn’s age. As an elderly woman who rose to fame during the controversial Reaganomics period, some feel Caitlyn still identifies with the lifestyle of the wealthy from that time period. “She’s on the record of saying she’s socially liberal and fiscally conservative,” one user said. Looks like Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Caitlyn might keep the public guessing on what demographic she’s advocating for.
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