On Thursday, outside a charity event in Chicago, Caitlyn Jenner was confronted by angry members of the trans community, who protested against her. Dubbing her ‘a clueless rich white woman,’ they protested that was being held up as a representative of their community.
Shouting slogans such as “You are an insult to trans people, you are an insult to women,” protesters used a loud speaker to make their feelings known.
“Caitlyn Jenner… lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experiencing homelessness and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year,” they wrote on Facebook.
The group attacked Caitlyn for her past comments on those using social services such as Chicago House, quoting from her show.
The group called her: “a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy. Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t represent trans people!”
The protester who confronted Caitlyn said in a public Facebook post that Caitlyn gave her a “look of disgust. I support her as trans, but I won’t support her as an act of bravery for transitioning in the public’s eye, while millions are homeless for identifying, dead, or dying because they have to do damn near anything just to find a place to sleep at night. Those are the folks that I pray respect and support my direct advocacy for humanity and dignity for all. Everyone can be productive if given a chance and left alone to figure it out.”