Caitlyn Jenner condemned for ‘rainbow mafia’ groomer tweets by Kerri Colby and Bianca Del Rio
Caitlyn Jenner has been widely condemned by LGBTQ+ celebrities including Bianca Del Rio, Kerri Colby and Trinity the Tuck for turning to far-right “groomer” rhetoric.
Jenner, arguably the most famous trans woman in the world, launched into an extraordinary rant attacking what she called the “radical rainbow mafia”, saying it was the “worst thing that has ever happened to LGBT people”.
“We live in a beautiful country called America, where we are free to be whomever we want,” she tweeted on Thursday (30 March).
“The Radical Rainbow Mafia has hijacked LGBT people and is the worst thing that has ever happened to LGBT people! They are DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!”
Her incendiary tweet has not gone down all that well among the aforementioned “LGBT people”.
One Twitter user attempted to reason with Jenner by replying: “We should not be calling our fellow Americans ‘domestic terrorists’ even if they have values that are radically different from our own. The temperature needs to come way down.”
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Jenner chose to double down on her stance, writing: “I don’t consider grooming children a value. I don’t consider violence to shut down opposition a value. The Radical Rainbow Mafia is dangerous!”
The “grooming” claim is one used by far-right voices and conspiracy theorists to suggest that LGBTQ+ people are unsafe to children, and is often lobbied at trans people and drag queens in particular.
In multiple other tweets, Jenner continued her tirade, calling the “Radical Rainbow Mafia” a “threat to peace and order”.
Caitlyn Jenner’s tweets drew widespread condemnation from the LGBTQ+ community and its figureheads.
She also quote-tweeted the post, writing: “The call is coming from inside the house.”
All Stars 4 winner Trinity the Tuck said: “You should be ashamed to call yourself part of this community.”
Another user simply wrote: “The rest of the community waiting for you to shut the f**k up.”
Never one to hold her tongue, Bianca Del Rio, winner of Drag Race‘s sixth season and current host of spin-off show The Pit Stop, wrote: “The only TERRORIST is YOU behind the wheel of a car.”
Del Rio was referring to the fatal car crash Jenner was involved in in 2015, which she faced no criminal charges for.
Others focused on Caitlyn Jenner’s support of the Republican party – the same political institution currently demonising trans people across the United States.
One wrote: “Those Republicans whose a*s you kiss call you a groomer when you’re not in the room.”
Jenner, a former Olympian turned reality TV star, became instantly the world’s most famous trans woman upon coming out in 2015.
Having initially used her platform to speak out for trans rights, she has, over time, become a prominent right-wing pundit.
After losing her bid to become California governor in 2021, she quickly became a Fox News contributor, were she has shared her support for Ron DeSantis and his Don’t Say Gay legislation.
She’s also begun campaigning against trans inclusion in sports, arguing that it’s “fair” to exclude trans women from women’s categories.
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