‘Super insensitive’ Instagram post mocking Caitlyn Jenner goes viral
A “super insensitive” and “transphobic” Instagram post about Caitlyn Jenner has gone viral, which calls her an “X-Man,” after she said she wanted to play a villain in Marvel movies.
Speaking to Variety on Tuesday (August 7), Jenner said she’d want to play the “baddest-ass lady you’ve ever seen in your life” in films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“They got the wicked queen or the wicked lady. Just do the makeup and the outfit. And I got the deep voice,” she added.
An Instagram account called “pubity,” which has more than six million followers, posted a screenshot of a Comic Book news article about Jenner’s comments on Wednesday (August 8).
The account then added the caption: “I mean, she is an X-Man.”
The post had been “liked” more than 80,000 times at the of publication.
A number of offensive comments have been added beneath the post.
One user responding to Pubity’s post wrote: “The freak.”
Another said: “That is a male.”
And one person wrote: “The name will be (the transformer).”
However, other Instagram users defended Jenner, criticising the comments.
One user replied: “All these transphobic comments sadden me tbh.”
Another person said: “These comments are terrible whats wrong with being transgender [sic].”
One exclaimed: “Can’t you accept she is a woman and spiritually always has felt a woman so she is a real woman [sic].”
Pubity describes itself on Instagram as having the “funniest content on Instagram” and “Your Meme Plug.”
The account is private, meaning users can only view its content after a request to follow the account has been approved.
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“I’ve always been on the Republican side. I think it’s a good thing, because I’ve got an in. Has this administration set us backwards? Absolutely,” the Olympic champion told Variety, which dedicated its latest issue to transgender people in Hollywood.
The interview focused on Jenner’s advocacy in Washington DC. “I can talk to these people and say we’re not crazy,” she said, admitting that the Republican Party’s conservative stance on social rights is an issue. “It’s their biggest problem and I work on those things,” she said.
Jenner supported Trump in the 2016 presidential election, impressed by how he became the first GOP candidate to express support for LGBT+ rights during in his speech to the Republican National Convention—a stance that, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently revealed, Trump cynically took to win over the support of some “Never Trump” delegates at the convention.
Jenner said she has not spoken to Trump since he became president, but she nonetheless has a message for him: “Get over it!” she told Variety. “I honestly don’t know what happened when he got in there. It was extraordinarily disappointing,” she added.
The activist has publicly rebuked Trump on various issues affecting the trans community, including his administration’s reversal of Obama-era transgender bathroom protections and the proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military.
“I fight those wars,” Jenner said, describing her work as an advocate. Comparing the situation of trans rights to that of gay rights a few decades ago, and how the gay community continually fought for their rights, she expressed optimism about the future: “We’ll be ok in the end.”