Caitlyn Jenner was confronted by a small group of protesters outside a charity event in Chicago on Thursday.
“You are an insult to trans people! You are an insult to women,” one of the protesters shouts through a megaphone as Jenner exits the event.
Jenner stops to talk with the protesters, but is unclear what was said. The encounter was caught on video (below) obtained by Entertainment Tonight.
The “I Am Cait” star and former Olympian was speaking at an event for Chicago House, which provides services to LGBT people and those impacted by HIV and AIDS.
The protesters were part of a group calling themselves “I Ain’t Cait.” In a post on the group’s Facebook page that has since been taken down, they wrote that the protest was because Jenner is a “clueless rich white woman” who does not accurately represent the trans community.
“Who, you may ask, did they select to speak on the issues facing trans people and especially trans women in our city? Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn Jenner, who lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experienceing homelessness [sic] and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year.
Caitlyn Jenner, who said in a segment on her hit new reality TV series ‘I Am Cait,’ regarding people who rely on social services to get by: ‘You don’t want people to get totally dependent on it. That’s when they get into trouble. ‘Why should I work? You know, I’ve got a few bucks, I’ve got my room paid for.”
If you think Chicago House’s shameless pandering to the trans community for mediocre representation, embodied by a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy, is an insult and a disgrace, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Meet us in the lobby Thursday to tell Chicago House, Caitlyn Jenner, and all her supporters that Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t represent trans people! Stand up and say: #IAintCait!”