Trans teen Jazz Jennings targeted by hate group
The group have a major problem with Jazz Jennings and her attempts to “normalise the transgender lifestyle.”
One Million Moms – the right-wing protest group – have attacked a reality show featuring trans teenager Jazz Jennings, reports The Advocate.
The group – which does not have one million members (false advertising, anybody?) – claim that the TLC show ‘I am Jazz’ is “attempting to normalise the transgender lifestyle and make it appear OK while using a young cast member to lure a young audience.”
While many support the idea of helping the young trans community feel “normal”, One Million Moms clearly do not.
The comments were made in a post on the group’s website.
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It also claims TLC “is attempting to desensitise America’s youth,” before attacking Jazz’s parents for supporting her transition “instead of giving guidance to the confused child.”
The group also urges its supporters to contact Revlon, which advertises on the show, and demand that the company end its sponsorship.
Jazz, now 14, has identified as female since her early childhood.
The teen – who has racked up millions of views for video I Am Jazz on YouTube – also heads a skincare campaign for Clean & Clear that celebrates diversity.
Nancy Daniels of TLC said: “Jazz’s story is universal, yet unique, and we’re proud to partner with her family to share it with TLC’s audience.
“Jazz may be known as an author and activist, but she’s first and foremost a teenage girl with a big, brave heart, living a remarkable life.”
The designated hate group have a long history of attacking LGBT public figures and their allies.
In 2013, the adamantly homophobic group took aim at US department store JC Penney, and their spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres, due to an ad featuring the openly gay TV presenter – and three elves.