Caitlyn Jenner has been slammed by fellow celebrities after claiming that her friends are fleeing California over the sight of homeless people.
The candidate for California governor found herself going viral for all the wrong reasons this week as many took offense to comments she made during an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity.
The 71-year-old reality star shared her thought about the state’s notorious and long-running homeless problem while speaking from her private plane hangar as she claimed: ‘My friends are leaving California.
‘My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, where are you going? And he says, “I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can’t take it here anymore. I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless”.’
The former Olympian added: ‘I don’t want to leave, okay? Either I stay and fight, or I get out of here.’
As the snippet of her interview went viral, Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette made her feelings clear as she tweeted: ‘She can put out her 20 point homeless plan… Anytime now.’
She can put out her 20 point homeless plan.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) May 6, 2021
Actress Merrin Dungey tweeted: ‘Hi @Caitlyn_Jenner. If you don’t like the homeless situation, instead of hiding in your PRIVATE PLANE HANGAR, your campaign should be about helping them.’
She added: ‘They don’t like their situation either. Your lifelong privilege is showing. It’s not a good color.’
Meanwhile, the Handmaid’s Tale star Bradley Whitford wrote: ‘Kissing the a** of an audience that refuses to acknowledge your truth while throwing the homeless under the bus and kissing the ass of the richest %.0003 of the population deserves a gold medal in the decathlon of morally bankrupt political pandering.’
He added: ‘Private jet owners are the victims. Because they are subjected to the specter of homelessness through the tinted windows of their limousines. You’re a great humanitarian.’
Trans actress Jen Richards, who previously appeared alongside Jenner on her E! reality show I Am Cait, added: ‘Did she … just say … that the guy with private airplane hanger next to hers is tired of stepping over the homeless … as if the problem is the homeless and not the fact they BOTH OWN PLANES and are complaining about having to look at HOMELESS PEOPLE?!?’
She continued, ‘My friend, not on Twitter, summed it up best: “My rich friends are leaving cause they don’t want to see poor people that are poor because we don’t put money in social services cause my rich friends don’t pay tax.”‘
The transgender star’s campaign has got off to a rocky start so far as she also received backlash after saying that trans athletes born male shouldn’t play on girls’ sports teams.
Despite the backlash, Caitlyn later doubled down on her view and said she was ‘clear about where [she] stands’.
Sparking further criticism, the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star later said that she is pro border control and supports ex President Donald Trump’s wall.