Actress, model and activist Hari Nef recently became the first transgender woman to cover Elle UK, and in her interview with the magazine, had some harsh for Caitlyn Jenner about her support of the republican party and controversial comments she’s made in the past about trans women.
“The question I have for Caitlyn is what does being a woman mean to you?” Nef told Elle. “As a woman, who is your community of women? Are the women from low-income houses who are disenfranchised by Republican politics—are those women your women? Are the women who have ovaries and wombs and who can’t get access to essential reproductive health care—are those women your women? Are the immigrant women who would get deported under a Republican administration—are those your women?”
This isn’t the first time someone has commented on Jenner’s blinding privilege. Last year, Laverne Cox took to her Tumblr to show love and support for Jenner right after her Vanity Fair cover was released, while still mentioning she wished Jenner would use her platform to uplift members of the trans community who don’t have access to the same resources she does.
“Most trans folks don’t have the privileges Caitlyn and I have now have.” she wrote. “It is those trans folks we must continue to lift up, get them access to healthcare, jobs, housing, safe streets, safe schools and homes for our young people. We must lift up the stories of those most at risk, statistically trans people of color who are poor and working class.”
Unfortunately, it seems as though Caitlyn’s white privilege has completely overshadowed her promise last summer to “do good.”