Caitlyn Jenner has been copping it online for supporting a bill that would ban transgender students from competing on sports teams aligned with their gender.

In at least 30 states across the US, bills have been introduced with these restrictions that stop transgender students from playing sport aligned with their gender because it could create “an unfair advantage”. The bill has been widely condemned and many believe it’s transphobic and unnecessary, including a NBC reporter who schooled the governor of West Virginia for signing one of the introduced bills.

Caitlyn Jenner is about to run for California governor, so obviously people are curious what her stance on the issue is. A TMZ reporter asked Jenner about the bill but surprisingly (despite being transgender herself) she actually agreed with it.

“This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans from competing in girls’ sports in school,” she told TMZ on Saturday.

“It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls sports in our schools.”

The reporter then asked whether the bill would delegitimise gender identity. Jenner ignored the question and just said: “have a good day.”

Of course, many people are angry and it’s disappointing that such a public trans-female figure is not using her platform to uplift trans voices.

“Caitlyn Jenner is anti-trans. She doesn’t understand the science, and she is pandering to the ignorance of anti-trans people. I have absolutely not problem saying Caitlyn Jenner supports and directly benefits from transphobia,” American activist Charlotte Clymer wrote.

It’s worrying to think that conservatives could use Caitlyn Jenner’s comments as ammo for their own transphobic beliefs. In fact, Piers Morgan already has and even called Jenner “courageous” for her stance on the issue. Ick.

Such an unnecessary bill that will only further exclude trans children at school, rather than bring about any real change. Really disappointing, Caitlyn.

Image: TMZ