Caitlyn Jenner is uniquely equipped as an Olympic Gold medalist and someone who had gender dysphoria to weigh in on the Lia Thomas issue.
Jenner recently did a guest spot on Piers Morgan’s new show where she told Morgan that she believed the swimmer was a case of bad PR for the community.
“Lia Thomas is one of the worst things that happened to the trans community because it’s such bad publicity,” she said.
“I’ve met so many wonderful trans people, doing so many wonderful things, living their life authentically.”
Back when Thomas won the NCAA – Jenner was quick to say that she believed that Thomas was taking it easy on the other swimmers and had not displayed her athletic capabilities fully.
“I hope Lia Thomas — it’s over for her now because she’s out of college — and I just hope she has a wonderful life,” said Jenner, a former Olympic gold medalist who appeared on Morgan’s show after initially canceling over his fiery interview with former President Donald Trump.
“Being trans is not easy, I hope she enjoys the rest of her life and has a good life.”
“We must protect women’s sports. At all costs. What Lia has done, beating biological women to win a Division I national championship, is anathema to what sports represents and the spirit of competition,” she wrote in an editorial earlier this month.
Jenner also wanted to ‘clear the air’ with Morgan – apparently Morgan promoted his new show by featuring out of context footage of himself with Donald Trump which was misleading.
“I was asked to do this show like a month ago and I wound up canceling about two weeks ago,” Jenner started.
“Why? Because I saw what you did to President Donald Trump, our president who I have a lot of respect for, like he was walking out, you sensationalized the promo to build up ratings and all this, and I thought to myself I don’t want to be part of that and so I canceled.”
“But since then, and I stand by what I did, but since then we’ve had a chance to talk, I’ve talked to your producers, I feel pretty confident you won’t do that to me.”