Caitlyn Jenner expressed concern over how many people are identifying as transgender.
During an appearance on “The Pivot” podcast, Jenner said, “There are so many things on YouTube on kids who have transitioned and people see this and it’s become, right now, this issue has become so big.”
Jenner added, “Almost every day on the news, there’s something about being trans. That kind of bothers me to be honest with you.”
The media personality noted transgender individuals make up a very small group of people.
“Right now, because of the amount of publicity that it’s getting, it’s like everybody thinks they’re trans, which is not the case,” Jenner said.
Jenner went on to tell the story about being reached out to by a local news station in the late ’70s.
“They heard I was dyslexic…he says, ‘I’d love to do an interview with you about that,'” Jenner said.
According to Jenner, the interview “kind of went viral.”
“I watched over the next five years, eight years, I watched the word being dyslexic get bigger and bigger and bigger. And people opening up schools for dyslexic kids. Parents now were so aware of it,” Jenner explained.
The retired Olympian claimed it “just got out of hand.”
Check out Jenner’s comments below:
Caitlyn Jenner says on @thepivot that it bothers her how many people claim to be transgender and likens it to people thinking they are dyslexic:
"Right now, because of the amount of publicity that it's getting, it's like everybody thinks they're trans, which is not the case." pic.twitter.com/6sjK8vTd1H
— The Recount (@therecount) May 24, 2022
Others have sounded the alarm over the number of people identifying as transgender, including Bill Maher.
During an episode of his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he mentioned a Gallup poll that showed a spike in the number of Americans per generation identifying as part of the LGBT community.
“Yes, part of the rise in LGBT numbers is from people feeling free enough to tell it to a pollster and that’s all to the good, but some of it is — it’s trendy,” Maher said.
He added, “If you attend a small dinner party of typically very liberal, upper-income Angelenos, it is not uncommon to hear parents who each have a trans kid having a conversation about that. What are the odds of that happening in Youngstown, Ohio?”
Maher continued, “If this spike in trans children is all natural, why is it regional? Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them. It’s like that day we suddenly all needed bottled water all the time. If we can admit that in certain enclaves there is some level of trendiness to the idea of being anything other than straight, then this is not a serious science-based discussion.”
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