SAD TO ANNOUNCE that @jameelajamil has revoked my invitation to her podcast bc I tweeted “only women can give birth”. Apparently the statement made her trans co-workers feel “unsafe”.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 30, 2019
My refusal to untether myself from biological realities has cost me, yet again.
Candace Owens was invited to speak on Jameela Jamil's podcast 'I Weigh" after Candace posted a tweet that was deemed transphobic and made a trans coworker feel unsafe.
The tweets in question:
Woman gives birth to partner’s baby with male sperm donor.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 29, 2019
There. I fixed it for you. https://t.co/JpzEF7VX5H
I personally love reading a nice domestic piece about a young happy trans couple. It’s an important part of normalizing trans to show sweet, happy family stories. Trans lives aren’t “sensational”. They are sensationalized by our society who torment/obsess over/abuse them. https://t.co/MYMerwi8hw— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) December 29, 2019
She used her 2 million strong platform to belittle an innocent young trans couple having a baby. Inciting mocking and hatred. So she can’t come on my podcast. I’m down to talk to those with opposing views, but willful bullies are not welcome on my platform. Not sorry. https://t.co/V4wBXstIrO— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) January 2, 2020
Jameela claims to have not known about Owens' racist, sexist, etc. past prior to agreeing to talk on her podcast.
Yeah I didn’t know. I’d never heard of this woman before she tweeted me thirsting for my attention.— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) January 2, 2020
I was previously unaware of her. I just thought she was a pro life activist. And I was down to discuss abortion. But now I know better x— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) January 2, 2020
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My only question is why did she invite right-wing puppet Candace Owens to begin with???? Did no one on her team say "hey lets not"