Chelsea Handler asks activist/author/icon/role model Janet Mock about Caitlyn Jenner and specifically about her recent tone-deaf comment following the congressional baseball shooting (“Democrats can’t even shoot straight”).
“Do you feel a responsibility to defend her?” asks Chelsea. “Do you feel that she’s representing you and your community in a bad way?”
“I think my community has overwhelmingly has said that we don’t want that. That’s the problem with being a single person with a very unique experience. I’m not Caitlyn’s publicist, I’m sure she has a whole team on that mountain in Malibu that is protecting her, but you know, my community is not protected in that same way. Me, I find it really problematic that they say “trans activist” or “trans advocate Caitlyn Jenner” – NO. It’s Caitlyn Jenner who is a very specific person with a specific set of experiences that are very monied, very white, very privileged so that she can his stuff on behalf of herself, but not on self of he community.”
YES! Truth to power!
Janet Mock for president!