The former reality star Caitlyn Jenner Says She’s a “Too Controversial” figure for the trans community. She’s mentioned that she is an outcast in the trans community due to her beliefs and background.
Recently Caitlyn participated in an interview with The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast. In that interview, the host Michael Bosstick brought up the difference in how people reacted to Elliot Page coming out, versus Caitlyn’s experience in 2015.
The Olympic gold medalist said, “I gotta be very careful with that. The trans community is probably more critical than the general public.” She claimed that because of her past “privilege” as a white man, trans people don’t think she can “be a spokesperson for the community.”
The 71-year-old star also added, “I’ve had every privilege there is in the world. I agree with them.” Then she continued, “thought I could really make a difference and change the world.”
She also reflected, “And in a lot of ways I did just being myself, but I mean, I try to do things politically.” Caitlyn recalled her past charity work for LGBTQ organizations and shared her experiences.
She mentioned that she will never stop trying to make a difference in the world. She concluded, “I feel like my greatest contribution that I can make is just being out there,” she said, “without trying to change the world. Just be out there, do shows.”