Following news California Governor Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, reality star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has announced her candidacy for the office as a Republican.
Although Jenner is a well-known celebrity, her candidacy was greeted without much enthusiasm by Californians.
One notable diss came from Pose star Billy Porter, who used a self-referential meme to throw some shade.
Other notable LGBTQ celebrities and organizations also encouraged Jenner to drop out of the race.
Girl ... no. https://t.co/CqiN8496hc— Jen Richards (@Jen Richards)1619193336.0
Many also called Jenner out for her lack of a specific platform, accusing her of being a "grifter."
"Your website has two things: donate and shop. No policy. We see why you’re running. Typical Republican." ‘Grifter… https://t.co/TCUaPser21— Gay Civil Rights (@Gay Civil Rights)1619205587.0
Caitlyn Jenner doesn't seem to be doing this for any reason other than ego and money. I see zero policy positions… https://t.co/dsnPKI6VJ5— David Badash (@David Badash)1619206074.0
Jenner may be a member of the LGBTQ community as a transgender woman, but her support for transphobic Republican policies has the rest of her community discouraging her from running.
@Queerty Again as a member of the LGBTQ community, I wouldn't vote for her as dog catcher if I lived in California,— clifford mcgaughey (@clifford mcgaughey)1619934122.0
@gaycivilrights Absolutely no way !— gary malone (@gary malone)1619208684.0
Had anyone heard anything about her stance on...anything? Even google doesn’t know... https://t.co/wwjYh13g3T— LikeMe (@LikeMe)1619394316.0
Twitter was quick to back Porter up with some shade of their own.
https://t.co/K7skPi1mcu https://t.co/aXqb47WpFf— Headless Shakespeare Press (@Headless Shakespeare Press)1619222165.0
Oh Hell no to @Caitlyn_Jenner for Governor! https://t.co/qb6F4EK8ic— Candi Stratton (@Candi Stratton)1619208220.0
@Queerty Um we all did lol— WickedSpellman (@WickedSpellman)1619884465.0
If Jenner wants to win the LGBTQ vote in California, she's going to have to do more than simply be famous and rich.