‘I Am Jazz’ Under Fire, Hate Group Targets 14-Year-Old Jazz Jennings
The star of I Am Jazz is finding out just how low some groups can sink, as One Million Moms targets 14-year-old Jazz Jennings in their latest campaign. While Ms. Jennings is lucky enough to have a supportive family and a network of friends willing to encourage Jennings’ journey, One Million Moms is already proving that not everyone is as enlightened and supportive of the I Am Jazz star.
One Million Moms targeted Jennings and referred to the teen star as someone’s mistake, when an email was sent out to the organization’s followers with a deliberately demeaning subject heading.
“God doesn’t make mistakes (but humans do),” was the heading, according to Edge Media Network.
One Million Moms, who incidentally only has 75,000 followers, aims at getting full support from those followers in the hopes of convincing Revlon to pull their deodorant ads from the I Am Jazz TLC series.
“The show is attempting to normalize the transgender lifestyle and make it appear OK while using a young cast member to lure a young audience,” the email reads in part. “This docu-series is about the real life of a young person and that will attract young viewers to watch.”
The email goes on to warn that I Am Jazz and the host network, TLC, is encouraging that which One Million Moms views as deviant practices, reports Gay Star News.
“Obviously, TLC is attempting to desensitize America’s youth by airing programs starring teens. This alone will entice kids to watch.”
I Am Jazz tells the story if Jazz Jennings’ life, who, at the age of five, was diagnosed as the youngest ever individual to suffer from gender dysphoria. The email also criticizes Jazz’s parents for providing support, instead of “giving guidance to the confused child.”
Ms. Jennings has been an advocate for children who also suffer from gender dysphoria and live in fear, having previously released the I Am Jazz children’s book, which she hopes will help similar children “step out of the shadows.”
“For transgender kids who are struggling, I want them to know they’re not alone,” Jennings has previously said.
Ms. Jennings has previously had to deal with her own haters, which includes death threats from anonymous internet users, as seen in a recent episode of I Am Jazz, but even that doesn’t compare to an entire activist group going after a 14-year-old child.
Jazz Jennings isn’t the one that should be ashamed.
I Am Jazz airs Wednesdays on TLC.
[Featured image: Jazz Jennings courtesy of Earl Gibson III/Getty Images]