June 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Janet Mock says Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t represent transgender community

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

Janet Mock shared that she doesn’t consider Caitlyn Jenner the spokesperson for the transgender community while appearing on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, “Chelsea.”

Handler asked Mock if she felt the need to defend Jenner for her controversial joke that “liberals can’t shoot straight” in reference to James Hodgkinson shooting at a GOP baseball practice that left Rep. Steve Scalise hospitalized in critical condition.

Mock responded that she doesn’t feel Jenner represents the transgender community.

“I think my community has overwhelmingly said ’We do not want that,’” Mock says “I’m not Caitlyn’s publicist, I’m sure she has a whole team on that mountain in Malibu protecting her. But my community isn’t protected in that way. So I find it really problematic that they say ‘trans activist or advocate Caitlyn Jenner.’ No, it’s Caitlyn Jenner, who’s a very specific person with a specific set of experiences that are very monied, very white, very privileged. She can say that on behalf of herself, but I don’t think on behalf of the community.”

Watch the clip below.

  • Culture Club Warrior

    I’m not aware of anything that Caitlyn Jenner has done that would warrant her being called a “trans activist.”

    • figgy

      Just being Bruce Jenner the legendary athlete and being very public in her transition makes her an activist. And a member of the trans community. But as with society, there is definitely a sharp class divide in the trans community.

      • Culture Club Warrior

        That seems like literally the least that she could do, IMO.

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