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Caitlyn Jenner responds to being misgendered by Joy Behar on The View: 'Don't sweat it'

"I'm not about cancel culture," says Caitlyn, who recently announced a California governor bid

2021-04-26

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/caitlynjenner/wiki

Caitlyn Jenner has said "don't sweat it" to Joy Behar after The Talk host misgendered her live on-air last week.

Behar misgendered Jenner several times on Friday's show, while discussing Jenner's recently-announced California governor bid. 

The comedian and actress later blamed lack of sleep for the slip-ups.

“He’s got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign - what do you think about that?" Behar was heard asking her co-hosts.

“I mean, that guy was accused of using campaign funds to enrich himself; that’s who is running his campaign — or her campaign, rather."

Behar added: “I think that he should — she, rather — should take a seat and let somebody with the credentials take over a major state like California."

"I'm sorry if anybody was upset"

After the ad break, Behar apologised, saying: “So, first of all, let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up. I think I just didn’t get enough sleep last night. I had no intention of mixing them up and I tried to correct it immediately. But, whatever, it just came out. So I’m sorry if anybody was upset by that.”

Addressing Behar on Twitter on Saturday, Jenner said: "Don’t sweat it, @JoyVBehar. I’m not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns."

 
 
 
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Discussing her governmental bid on her official website, Caitlyn - known for TV shows like I Am Cait and Keeping Up With the Kardashians - said: "California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality.

"But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision."