WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Caitlyn Jenner accepts Joy Behar’s apology after the latter misgendered her on TV.
- The pronoun mix-up happened while Behar was discussing Caitlyn’s political pursuits.
- Caitlyn recently announced that she is running as a governor for California.
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the apology of Joy Behar, who misgendered her while criticizing her campaign for California governor.
On Friday night, the 71-year-old reality star tweeted:
“Don’t sweat it, @JoyVBehar. I’m not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns.”
The tweet was Jenner’s reply to Behar’s apology that day on The View. The daytime host misgendered Jenner by calling her “he” while discussing her campaign against Governor Gavin Newsom in an anticipated recall election.
During the show, Behar asked her co-host, “He’s got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign. What do you think about that?” She continued: “That’s who’s running his campaign — her campaign, rather.”
Behar made the same misgendering mistake when she added: “I think that he should — she, rather — should take a seat and let somebody with the credentials take over a major state like California.”
Behar apologized for the pronoun mix-up, saying she had no intention of mixing them up, so she tried to correct them immediately. The host reasoned her lack of sleep for the mistake and apologized to everyone who felt upset with it.
Caitlyn, who publicly came out as a transwoman in 2015, announced her campaign on Instagram on Friday.
In a separate press release, the former Olympic athlete criticized Newsom’s pandemic management, citing his “over-restrictive lockdown” that has affected businesses and schools.
However, Caitlyn’s announcement shocked many people, including celebrities, and the hashtag #SayNoToJenner circulated on Twitter.
American actress Alyssa Milano tweeted: “You are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth.”
Meanwhile, comedian Kathy Griffin said Caitlyn’s official campaign photo where she was seen driving a car was not the “best choice”. “RIP Kim Howe,” she added.
In 2015, Caitlyn rear-ended Howe’s car, resulting in the death of the 69-year-old. No criminal charges were filed against Caitlyn, who settled a civil lawsuit filed by Howe’s stepchildren the following year.
The ladies of The View had different views on Caitlyn’s campaign. Ana Navarro says Caitlyn “is incredibly passionate about political issues,” while Sara Haines said she’d prefer a celebrity to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene or Senator Ted Cruz because “career politicians don’t necessarily make good candidates.”
But Hostin flatly said that Caitlyn is woefully unprepared for running a government, while Meghan McCain said she doubts that Caitlyn will win.
Caitlyn’s website does not say whether she is running as a Republican, but Axios reveals that she is backed by the party.
Source: Yahoo! Entertainment