Candis Cayne on Caitlyn Jenner’s politics: ‘She doesn’t realize the impact that these right-wing conservatives have towards the LGBT community’
Backlash against Caitlyn Jenner’s conservative politics have reached fever pitch since she was seen calling Hillary Clinton a ‘f——g liar’ on the most recent episode of her struggling reality series I Am Cait.
Actress Candis Cayne, one of several transgender women who are series regulars, admits to some frustration among the group over Jenner’s defense of a Republican party with an abysmal record on transgender issues.
‘We were frustrated because Caitlyn is so new at this that she doesn’t realize the impact that these right-wing conservatives have towards the LGBT community,’ Cayne tells TheWrap in an interview posted Wednesday.
‘Is she the perfect spokesperson? No. But who is?’
Cayne is aware of the backlash against Jenner who last summer was riding a wave of support that included a well-received Vanity Fair cover, a highly-rated interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and a much-praised acceptance speech at the ESPY Awards.
“For me it’s alarming that all these people who were praising Caitlyn for so many months have turned on her so quickly,’ Cayne says.
‘Give her a chance to catch up with herself and with her mouth… She’s still putting a megaphone to the rest of the world and I’m a part of a show that has aired in 153 countries who are being introduced to our world, which is incredible. … Millions of people in all continents suddenly know what trans is. I know Cait. I know she’s a good person. I know she wakes up every day and thinks, what can I do for the community?’