Caitlyn Jenner Says Lia Thomas Is “One Of The Worst Things To Happen To The Trans Community”

Caitlyn Jenner Says Lia Thomas Is “One Of The Worst Things To Happen To The Trans Community”

Caitlyn Jenner isn’t a fan of transgender college swimmer Lia Thomas, in fact, she feels Thomas is “one of the worst things to happen to the trans community.”

During her interview on Piers Morgan’s new show “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Jenner said that the swimmer was bad PR for trans people.

“Lia Thomas is one of the worst things that happened to the trans community because it’s such bad publicity,” she said.

“I’ve met so many wonderful trans people, doing so many wonderful things, living their life authentically.”

Thomas, 23, set records swimming for the University of Pennsylvania’s women’s swim team and has been a controversial topic due to the issue of biological males who compete against other biological females in the NCAA.

Thomas is scheduled to graduate later this year and has her eyes on participating in the Olympics, the New York Post reported.

“I hope Lia Thomas — it’s over for her now because she’s out of college — and I just hope she has a wonderful life,” Jenner, who is a former Olympic gold medalist, continued.

“Being trans is not easy. I hope she enjoys the rest of her life and has a good life.”

Jenner isn’t in favor of trans-female athletes who compete in women’s college sports and has spoken against it publicly.

“We must protect women’s sports at all costs. What Lia has done, beating biological women to win a Division I national championship, is anathema to what sports represents and the spirit of competition,” she said in an editorial earlier this month.

Thomas’ winnings this year were met with outrage among the women’s athletic community, who claimed she destroyed the fair-play rights of the women she beat. 

She won the 500-yard NCAA women’s championship in March, which then resulted in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calling second place winner Emma Wyant as the real first-place winner.

 “@GovRonDeSantis agreed! She is the rightful winner!” Jenner tweeted in freelance. “It’s not transphobic or anti-trans, it’s COMMON SENSE!”

Last week, Jenner posted another tweet saying she was canceling her appearance on Morgan’s show because of his sit-down with Trump. Trump stormed out of the sit-down after the journalist grilled him on his statements that the 2020 election was rigged.

During her appearance on “Uncensored,” Jenner claimed she wanted to “clear the air.”

“I was asked to do this show like a month ago, and I wound up canceling about two weeks ago,” Jenner started.

“Why? Because I saw what you did to President Donald Trump, our president who I have a lot of respect for like he was walking out, you sensationalized the promo to build up ratings and all this, and I thought to myself I don’t want to be part of that and so I canceled.”

“But since then, and I stand by what I did, but since then we’ve had a chance to talk, I’ve talked to your producers, I feel pretty confident you won’t do that to me.”

Piers claimed the promotion of the Trump interview was because of Trump’s gig at hosting NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” which he won in 2008.

“He did those kind of promos on me every night to get people watching, so all is fair in love and promo war,” Morgan responded.

About Crystal Gross

Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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