JIMMY Kimmel is facing accusations of “transphobia” after he called Caitlyn Jenner “Trump in a wig” during his monologue Thursday night, attacking Jenner’s positive comments about Trump.
“Are we sure that isn’t Donald Trump in a Caitlyn Jenner wig? She’s just trying to get attention,” he said.
Kimmel also accused Jenner of ‘just trying to get attention’[/caption]
Twitter users were quick to blast Kimmel for ‘transphobia’[/caption]
One user flagged Kimmel’s reference to the ‘man in a wig’ trope[/caption]
“Caitlyn Jenner has a better chance of being the next Batman than she does governor of California,” he said, referring to Jenner’s run for California Governor.
“She knows little to nothing about anything, really.”
Twitter users were quick to air their criticisms of the statement, calling Kimmel a “bigot” and “transphobic.”
“Jimmy Kimmel is a bigot,” wrote one user.
“Yeah. That’s transphobic,” another wrote.
Jenner has received blowback for hiring former Trump staffers to her campaign[/caption]
The monologue caused Twitter to accuse Kimmel of bigotry towards Jenner[/caption]
Jenner is running to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom[/caption]
“I cannot stand her and I understand the root of that comparison, but it’s transphobic to compare her to a man in a wig. Pretty gross joke,” another tweet read.
Kimmel’s comment came after Jenner appeared on The View to discuss her gubernatorial campaign, during which she refused to admit that Trump had lost the presidential election.
The former Olympic athlete also spoke positively about the former President: “I think Donald Trump did do some good things.”
“What I liked about Donald Trump is that he was a disrupter. He was a disrupter when he was president. I want to do the same thing.”
Jenner has faced criticism on The Viewin the past for self-identifying as a political outsider while hiring former Trump staffers for her campaign, like ex-campaign manager Brad Parscale and former Trump aide Caroline Wren, who was involved in the January 6 insurrection.
Jenner hired ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale to join her campaign team[/caption]
In an appearance on the view, Jenner would not admit Trump lost the election[/caption]
“You’re saying you’re an outsider and I understand that but you’re also someone who doesn’t have any political experience,” The View host Sunny Hostin said to Jenner during an appearance last month.
“So what exactly do you mean by surrounding yourself with really good people.”
Jenner hit back that she “wanted to put the best group of people, as you would call them insiders, for a political campaign.
“I was able to hire some of the best people to run the campaign and it’s more than just Brad or Caroline there is a whole host of people that have worked with over the last few months,” she responded.
Kimmel faced Twitter wrath again last month when he dubbed Florida “America’s North Korea” while going after Governor Ron DeSantis.
Kimmel ripped into Florida for the announcement of its 2021 Python Challenge, in which people can win prizes for capturing invasive snakes in the Everglades.
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“In America’s North Korea, the Sunshine State, from time to time, we enjoy taking a look at what’s going on, and tonight we are doing it again in a GovernorDeSantis edition of This Week in Florida,” the comedian said.
Twitter users leapt to Florida’s defense, with Steven Law, CEO of One Nation and American Crossroads, commenting, “How Hollywood political group-think produces hateful ignorance.”
Another user wrote: “Imagine if I care about what this guy thinks about my state.”