Caitlyn Jenner: I’m rich, white and privileged and make no apology
Caitlyn Jenner has responded to criticisms that she doesn’t reflect the experience of most trans people.
The reality TV star and trans activist has been promoting her new book, The Secrets of My Life.
Asked by British newspaper the Guardian if she experiences male privilege, Jenner responded “Yeah! I would agree with that.”
The Trump backer continued: “I know the other side. I’ve been there all my life.
“But I want to use that to my advantage.”
“Some of the criticism that my community has had is that I’m white, I’ve got money, I’m privileged and all that kind of stuff.
“I get that. OK? Can’t do much about being white. Kind of born that way.
“Privileged? Yeah. I’ve worked hard all my life.
“I’ve tried to be as smart as I can and yeah, I’ve been successful from that standpoint.
“And I’m not going to apologise for that.”
“Not even close”, the Guardian reports, saying that she “chuckles”.
Jenner has previously come under considerable criticism for her support of Donald Trump.
Now she has claimed she is “after” Trump if he attacks the LGBT community.
Speaking at an event in San Francisco, as part of the Commonwealth Club of California’s Good Lit series, she said: “I’m coming after them,” referring to Republicans.
“I will do it publicly. If he messes with us I will come after him.
“If he does stuff like that I will call him the most anti-LGBTQ president we’ve had.”
She said that she is not defined by being a Republican or Trump supporter, but by being a defender of the LGBT community.
Jenner transitioned two years ago, revealing her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair.
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She became a huge hit and was celebrated for the bravery of going through the experience so publicly.
However her TV series, I Am Cait, flopped in its second season, following a string of positive comments about the Republicans and Donald Trump, that alienated some of her core fans.
Jenner had previously given her support to Trump, and argued he could be much better for the LGBT community than people gave him credit.
Following the decision to officially reverse Obama’s protections, however, she appeared to go off the maverick Republican.