Caitlyn Jenner has issued an apology to the trans community after being photographed wearing a Make America Great Again hat just days after Trump banned trans people from serving in the military.
Last week, Jenner was photographed driving a convertible in her red MAGA hat by TMZ.
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 8, 2017
The photo came as a surprise to many, since Jenner, who was once a vocal Trump supporter, had just recently issued a statement slamming Trump over his announcement of the trans military ban on Twitter.
“America’s 15,000 trans service members and 134,000 veterans are much braver than you, Mr. Trump,” Jenner wrote. “My allegiance is with them and our country, not you.”
In response, people on Twitter called Jenner out for having voted for Trump in the first place. Unsurprisingly, Twitter users didn’t mince words in their reactions to the photo of Jenner in her MAGA hat, either.
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) August 4, 2017
Imagine being trans and supporting someone whos against trans rights pic.twitter.com/GVfWDyLNDb
— Julie (@purposecole) August 4, 2017
Caitlyn Jenner is so inspiring for showing the world that trans people can be anything — even giant fucking idiots.
— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) August 4, 2017
Showing up to @Caitlyn_Jenner's house and asking her for an interview.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) August 4, 2017
Now, Jenner has issued an apology—and she claims the whole thing was a big misunderstanding.
Jenner told TMZ that she grabbed a hat out of her closet on her way to play a round of golf without realizing which hat she’d taken, and didn’t realize what she’d done until it was too late.
“What he’s doing to our community is absolutely f***ing awful,” Jenner told TMZ. “I apologize to all of the trans community. I made a mistake.”
“I will never do it again,” she added, “and I’m getting rid of the hat.”
Jenner says she’s now considering either ripping up and burning the hat, or signing it and auctioning it off to give the proceeds to a transgender cause.