Jenner – who is currently running to become the next Republican governor of California – took to Twitter on Friday slamming the funnyman and noting the relative silence from the LGBTQ community in the wake of the remark.
‘Last night @jimmykimmel called me Donald Trump with a wig. He obviously believes that trans women are simply men with wigs on. Where is the outrage from the left or LGBT community?’ Jenner wrote.
‘Being WOKE must be optional if you are a Democrat,’ she added.
On Thursday night, Kimmel mocked Jenner’s political aspirations during the opening monologue of his show.
‘She’s just trying to get attention,’ he quipped. ‘Caitlyn Jenner has a better chance of being the next Batman than she does governor of California. She knows little to nothing about anything, really.’
Some Twitter users lashed out at Kimmel, calling him a ‘bigot’ and ‘transphobic’.
Caitlyn Jenner has accused Jimmy Kimmel of transphobia after the comedian called her ‘ Donald Trump in a wig’ during Thursday’s broadcast of his ABC late-night show
Jenner – who is currently running to become the next Governor of California – took to Twitter on Friday slamming the funnyman and noting the relative silence from the LGBTQ community in the wake of the remark
One wrote: ‘I cannot stand her [Jenner] and I understand the root of that comparison, but it’s transphobic to compare her to a man in a wig. Pretty gross joke’.
However, Kimmel’s controversial joke didn’t garner much backlash – prompting Jenner to accuse the left of double standards and claiming Kimmel has been protected.
In a subsequent stream of tweets shared on Friday, she pointed out several politically incorrect jokes and skits that Kimmel had made during his comedy career.
‘Speaking of @jimmykimmel he also received a pass from the WOKE on his use of black face and racist actions. Hypocrite,’ he wrote.
He shared a screenshot showing Kimmel in black face during a Saturday Night Live skit in 2000.
Jenner also accused Kimmel of harassment, sharing an old clip from his program The Man Show in which he asked women to touch his pants and guess what was inside of them.
‘Also @jimmykimmel got a pass from the WOKE while he asked women to fondle him in public. His treatment of women is wrong. Disgusting. Vile,’ Jenner raged.
Jenner added yet another tweet, saying Kimmel had been protected after making racist jokes.
‘Sad that @jimmykimmel has contributed to #AAPIHate . Is there any group he won’t attack? Jimmy, it’s time to #StopAsianHate,’ she wrote.
She subsequently posted a screenshot from an LA Times article about backlash Kimmel had procured in 2013 after his ABC show aired a clip of a child saying ‘kill everyone in China’.
ABC apologized for that remark at the time. Kimmel has apologized for wearing blackface.
New celebrity feud! Jenner didn’t hold back, accusing Kimmel of ‘vile’ behavior and saying he has been protected because of his left-wing political views
After Jenner shared her stream of tweets, some chose to side with Kimmel, claiming he was more of an advocate for the LGBTQ community.
‘You turned your back on the LGBTQ and Trans community long ago. You sat by and watched Trump strip away their rights and DID NOTHING. Kimmel was kind…you are Trump in a BAD wig ~Signed and unapologetic ally,’ one wrote.
Meanwhile, Thursday wasn’t the first time Kimmel has hit out at Jenner.
After Jenner announced her bid for Governor back in May, Kimmel said on his show: ‘Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a**hole? Or does calling that trans person an ignorant a**hole — even though she happens to be a trans person — show that we don’t discriminate against ignorant a**holes, no matter their gender orientation? It’s a tough one. I don’t know, I guess we’ll let the Internet decide tomorrow.’
Some slammed Kimmel for his ‘joke’ about Jenner
After Jenner shared her stream of tweets, some chose to side with Kimmel, claiming he was more of an advocate for the LGBTQ community
During Kimmel’s segment, he asked: ‘Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a**hole?’
Kimmel’s ‘joke’ about Jenner on Thursday night came just hours after the aspiring Governor appeared on another ABC TV show – The View.
During that appearance co-host Joy Behar asked Jenner if she would acknowledge that President Joe Biden defeated Trump this past November.
Behar said: ‘You say that you’re a Republican, and I’m just wondering because a lot of Republicans in this country believe that Donald Trump won the election and not Joe Biden.
‘Are you one of those people, one of those Republicans?’
Jenner refused to answer the question, stating that she’s ‘not going to get into that’ because the ‘election is over with.’
Kimmel’s ‘joke’ about Jenner on Thursday night came just hours after the aspiring Governor appeared on another ABC TV show – The View. During that appearance co-host Joy Behar asked Jenner if she would acknowledge that President Joe Biden defeated Trump this past November