California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner may have picked the wrong state in which to campaign on anti-political correctness, getting shouted down on Twitter after vowing to fight cancel culture and wokeness.
“When elected governor of California, I will cancel cancel culture and wake up the woke,” Jenner tweeted on Thursday.
When elected Governor of California, I will CANCEL, cancel culture and wake up the woke.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 27, 2021
Jenner, a transgender activist and former Olympic decathlon champion, announced plans in April to challenge Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s upcoming recall election. When talk show host Joy Behar apologized last month for repeatedly misgendering Jenner on The View, the fledgling politician accepted, saying, “Don’t sweat it. I’m not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns.”
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) April 24, 2021
But Jenner’s latest stab at rebuking cancel culture went over like a lead balloon on Twitter. Many commenters used the occasion to remind the former reality television star of a 2015 car crash that left a woman dead. Jenner, then known as Bruce, wasn’t charged with a crime but later agreed to pay a $800,000 legal settlement to the deceased motorist’s family.
“Remember when you canceled a woman’s life when you killed her with your car?” asked Parker Molloy, an editor with activist group Media Matters. Writer Karen Geier added, “Don’t worry, though, she can’t be woke anymore.”
Remember when you “canceled” a woman’s life when you killed her with your car?
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 27, 2021
Don’t worry though, she can’t be woke anymore
— Mustard Account li’l 🌳 listen to @onbeliefpod (@karengeier) May 27, 2021
The apparent social media backfire came three weeks after Jenner was slammed as “out of touch” for saying in a Fox News interview that her friends were leaving California because they didn’t want to look at homeless people on the streets.
“You either need to hire a social media manager or fire the one you have,” pediatrician Daniel Summers said.
You either need to hire a social media manager, or fire the one you have.
— Daniel Summers, MD (@WFKARS) May 27, 2021