Jenner, 71, tweeted early Saturday morning to say ‘California has bigger issues than pronouns’ and that she is ‘not about cancel culture’ following Behar’s mishap on Friday’s episode of daytime show.
‘Don’t sweat it, @JoyVBehar. I’m not about cancel culture,’ she wrote.
‘I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns.’
Behar incorrectly referred to Jenner as ‘he’ and ‘his campaign’ before correcting herself and apologizing saying she had ‘no intention of mixing them up.’
Caitlyn Jenner tweeted telling Joy Behar not to ‘sweat it’ after The View co-host apologized for misgendering her while discussing the transgender reality star’s run for California governor
Jenner, 71, filed paperwork to launch her campaign and formally announced her run for governor of California on social media Friday under the slogan ‘Caitlyn For California’.
The announcement became a hot topic on The View with co-host Joy Behar asking co-host Sunny Hostin: ‘He’s got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign. What do you think about that?’
Behar misgendered Jenner again, saying: ‘I mean, that guy was accused of using campaign funds to enrich himself.
‘That’s who is running his campaign – or her campaign, rather,’ she added, correcting herself.
Behar then apologized for the mishap after the ad break blaming it on a lack of sleep.
‘So first of all, let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up. I think I just didn’t get enough sleep last night,’ she said.
‘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.’
Behar incorrectly referred to Jenner as ‘he’ and ‘his campaign’ during Friday’s episode of The View before correcting herself and apologizing saying she had ‘no intention of mixing them up’
Jenner, 71, tweeted early Saturday morning to say she accepts Behar’s apology
But, despite her apology, many people took to social media to blast Behar.
Journalist Yashar Ali slammed Behar and said people should use the right pronouns for people ‘even if we don’t like their politics.’
‘Joy Behar misgendered Caitlyn Jenner at least four times on the View this morning. Caitlyn transitioned over six years ago,’ he tweeted.
‘I don’t know why Joy misgendered her but it’s an important reminder that we don’t misgender people even if we don’t like their politics.’
He later added: ‘2. Joy has apologized.’
The mother of a transgender daughter hit out at Behar saying this is the ‘reason my daughter struggles to leave the house’ and lambasted the host’s ‘half a**ed, disingenuous apology.’
‘Watching today, as a mother of a Trans daughter seeing Joy Behar repeatedly misgender Caitlyn Jenner is completely devastating. But ther half a**ed, disingenuous apology?’ they wrote.
Despite her apology, many people took to social media to blast Behar with Journalist Yashar Ali saying people should use the right pronouns for people ‘even if we don’t like their politics’
‘Wow! P**ses me off! People like this are the reason my daughter struggles to leave the house.’
Another person suggested misgendered Jenner ‘intentionally’ for political reasons.
‘Joy Behar misgendered Caitlyn Jenner continuously on The View. She did it intentionally to dehumanize Ms. Jenner because Jenner is a Republican & therefore a political threat,’ they tweeted.
‘Everything Democrats say & do is focused on the power to dominate you & control your life.’
However an insider told Page Six Behar’s use of the wrong pronouns was ‘an honest mistake’ with no malice behind it.
‘This was not political or her taking a dig. She didn’t say it pointedly. She kept making the mistake. She corrected herself, and then accidentally did it again. She was not being malicious by any means,’ the source said.
Caitlyn’s announcement on Friday on Instagram. She has not yet indicated if she’ll run as a Republican or Independent
While she is yet to confirm if she is running as a Republican or as an Independent, Jenner has surrounded herself with a team of former Donald Trump aides including his ex-campaign manager Brad Parscale and Tony Fabrizio – who worked for Trump in 2016 and 2020 as a pollster
She revealed in 2015 that she was transgender and had started living as Caitlyn.
Jenner announced her run Friday on social media vowing to ‘turn this state around and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done’ if she is elected in the recall election.
While she is yet to confirm if she is running as a Republican or as an Independent, Jenner has surrounded herself with a team of former Donald Trump aides including his ex-campaign manager Brad Parscale, pollster Tony Fabrizio, and Caroline Wren – one of the organizers of the Stop The Steal rally on January 6 that escalated into the Capitol riot.
Jenner used to be a vocal Trump supporter and was once spotted sporting a MAGA caps.
She later sought to distance herself from his administration due to his policies discriminating against transgender people.
The confirmation of her run sparked an instant backlash among the American public, celebrities and even the LGBTQ+ community.
Many people took to social media to say it is a ‘hard pass’ that they would vote for her while the phrase ‘HELL NO’ began trending.