Trans star Carmen Carrera gets real about Caitlyn Jenner

Photo Credit: Carmen Carrera's Instagram (@carmen-carrera)
Photo credit: Instagram – @carmen-carrera

Caitlyn Jenner may arguably be the most famous transgender woman in the world, right now, but that doesn’t mean that she’s the most liked trans woman in her community. In fact, Jenner has been taking a lot of heat from fans and colleagues alike over her conservative political stance. Now, fellow transgender celeb Carmen Carrera has spoken on the matter and explained why some in the trans community don’t feel like Jenner properly represents them.

As previously reported, Jenner’s public image recently took several hits this month when she announced that she liked Ted Cruz and was open to being his “trans ambassador.” She then claimed that she wasn’t much of a fan of Donald Trump, but claimed that he’d be good for women’s issues. Making matters worse was the fact that she blasted Hillary Clinton, calling her a “liar” and a “hack” and saying that she doesn’t care about women’s issues.

Not surprisingly, any LGBT were outraged by Jenner’s polarizing political statements and ratings for Jenner’s “I Am Cait” have plummeted since the new season began earlier this month, leading many to believe that many of Jenner’s fans may be falling out of love with her.

According to media reports, Carrera, who has starred on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Couples Therapy,” recently spoke about Jenner’s ratings and popularity drop and explained that fans don’t see her as a knowledgeable or experienced trans activist.

“I think Caitlyn is obviously awesome and brave and all those great things, but I think that she kind of put herself in a tough situation because she hadn’t really experienced any of the trans lifestyle, but she kind of wanted to be on the forefront. So I think that it’s difficult,” said Carrera.

The model and reality star then explained that trans fans don’t feel that they can relate to Jenner because she hasn’t lived the same life as them, nor do her political views show that she’s sensitive to the socioeconomic and sociopolitical hardships that the trans community constantly struggle with.

“You have to learn about this community and you have to really understand our views and what we have actually been through because I don’t think she’s really experience, aside from living a closet life, I don’t think she’s experienced that adversity that we still face, that I still face on a day-to-day basis.”

Carrera continued, “Once she experiences that firsthand, which I doubt she ever will because she lives in a beautiful castle, I think that then she might change some of her political views and some of her conservative views.”

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