'You hate me because': Candace Owens harshly criticizes Jamie Lee Curtis’ support of transgender daughter
Candace Owen, founder of The BLEXIT Organization, bashed actress and LGBTQ+ advocate, Jamie Lee Curtis for outwardly supporting her transgender daughter, Media Matters for America reports.
According to CNN, in 2021, Curtis revealed her daughter identifies as a transgender woman, and the actress most recently noted she will "be referring to her Oscar statue using they/them pronouns 'in support of my daughter Ruby.'"
Owens took some time during her The Daily Wire show to criticize Curtis' recent interview with ALOK, who is an author, comedian and transgender activist.
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The conservative host noted, referring to Curtis, "Do not like her as an individual in her real life, can't really speak about her acting. I've always, actually, thought she was a pretty good actress. Well, she has said that she has a daughter or a son that's trans, and so she kind of beats the drum about trans issues all the time because of this."
Owens continued — before playing a video from the pair's interview — "Obviously, she does not have a son or daughter that is trans no more than somebody has a dog that is a vegan. But whatever, I guess she wants you to believe that this is really not just an example of poor parenting."
ALOK said, "And you hate me because I template what it means to be alive. You hate me because I show you that you didn't have to clip your own wings, that you didn't have to live an abbreviated version of your joy, that you didn't have to wait for pride."
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When the clip finished playing, Owens mocked the activist's words by saying, "Just, I would say, a poor choice of words, if nothing else. You didn't have to clip your wings. Okay, well, you don't have to clip your penis. You don't have to clip your breasts. Okay?"
ALOK further noted, "[Transgender people] have the audacity to love the parts of ourselves that other people hate in themselves."
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Media Matters for America's full report is available at this link. CNN's full report is here.
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