Caitlyn Jenner has found herself at the center of controversy numerous times this year since she went public about her transition. Despite all of the backlash, many Americans have supported the former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star by insisting her transition exudes true courage, strength, and individuality. But ironically, there’s one group that hasn’t been pleased with Caitlyn’s transition.
Apparently, the LGBT supporters feel Caitlyn Jenner is a poor representation of the ever-growing faction because she’s created “backlash” and “a pandemic” since she’s gone public. Although Caitlyn has received numerous “Woman of the Year” accolades and made efforts to connect with the transgender community with her reality series I Am Cait, LGBT supporters still aren’t too thrilled about her visibility.
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— Greenwich Buzz (@greenwichbuzz) December 26, 2015
But why? According to Radar Online, transsexual activist Kylar Boadus recently explained the overall problem the community has with Caitlyn Jenner. During an interview on the radio show One On One With Jasper Cole, Boadus dropped a massive truth bomb about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and how it has affected the LGBT community.
When Boadus was asked if Caitlyn’s publicity has helped with the advancement of the community, he replied with a harshly realistic answer. In a nutshell, he feels Caitlyn Jenner has definitely had a negative influence on the public perception of the LGBT community.
“Its a mixed bag,” Boadus said of the publicity Caitlyn Jenner has received since transitioning.
“Caitlyn Jenner has raised visibility, and on one hand, has reached the dollar level of people that we’ve never reached before. On the other hand, it’s hard for people to relate because most Trans make less than $10,000 a year. They cannot get a job because people will not hire us,” Boadus continued. “Most of us are in the shadows and work in underground economies. I don’t think that her story connects with people — meaning other Trans.”
Although Caitlyn Jenner insists she’s lived a relatively difficult and tormented life having to mask who she really is, Boadus shared a different perspective of the situation. Since the former Olympian is considered a celebrity, his transition has been quite different than most. In fact, Boadus insists Caitlyn’s visibility has created backlash for others. “There is a backlash to visibility and we’re suffering because of it,” he said. “We are in a crisis — a pandemic.”
The latest criticism toward Caitlyn Jenner follows a string of other negative reports about her reality show, the accolades she’s received, and her political views. According to Hollywood Gossip, the plummeting I Am Cait ratings were a telling sign of the lack of support Caitlyn Jenner has received.
— 24 hours Toronto (@24hrs) December 22, 2015
It has been reported that the ratings were so low, Caitlyn feared E! would ultimately decide to cancel the reality series. An insider revealed Caitlyn was completely devastated that the show had not been well received by viewers. Due to the staggering ratings decline, the Human Rights Campaign stepped in to assist Caitlyn Jenner with her image. A source shared details about that debacle with Radar Online.
“Caitlyn is extremely upset about the ratings and does not want to talk to anyone right now,” the insider says. “Not even her family. The Human Rights Campaign is helping Caitlyn to repair her image and is making sure that everything she says from now on in is congruent with the ultimate view of the transgender community as a whole.”
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