Jenner’s comments stunned LGBT activists. One of the costars of “I Am Cait,” Jennifer Boylan, lost it, yelling “That’s a lie,” brandishing a rolled-up newspaper when Jenner indicated conservatives support minorities’ rights. “You’re living in a dream world,” Boylan shouted, then took to the blogosphere in a fit of hysteria, saying Boylan struck Jenner with the newspaper and “not ironically either. I smack her like she is a basset hound that just took a dump on the carpet,” the co-star and consultant to the show wrote.
Monica Roberts of TransGriot piled on, writing, “Caitlyn, while you have every right to support whoever you wish in this 2016 presidential contest, I would suggest that you not support a presidential candidate who thinks it’s sound political strategy and policy to demonize our trans younglings for political gain.” Zack Ford, an apologist for LGBT issues at Think Progress, wrote, “Caitlyn Jenner simply cannot be taken seriously as an advocate for the most disadvantaged transgender people if she’s lauding Ted Cruz in the same breath.” What a stellar champion of diversity you are.
If you don’t live in a free society, it doesn’t matter if you’re trans, straight, green, or blue.
Rachel Kramer Bussel of Salon said “Jenner’s optimism about Cruz is baffling.” She then sunk to firing personal attacks at the reality star, asking, “Are Jenner’s musings wishful thinking? A ratings grab? Her own version of lunacy? They certainly seem to have no basis in reality, considering the platform Cruz has built and the followers he’s courting.”
One way to keep a false narrative alive is to punish, belittle and “otherize” anyone who questions the false narrative.