Caitlyn Jenner replied the great tennis player Martina Navratilova on Twitter on Wednesday, just days after the 18-time Grand Slam champion called out Lance Armstrong about his recent interview with Jenner, where they discussed transgender participation in sports.
Jenner appeared on the inaugural episode of Armstrong’s podcast «The Forward,» where the two discussed the ongoing debate surrounding participation of transgender athletes in women’s sport.
Jenner, who has publicly spoken out against transgender women competing in women’s sports, said during the interview published Monday that trans women competing in women’s sports put women in «a very uncomfortable position.»
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«I’ve been very clear from the beginning: I’m talking about justice, not equity,» Jenner said. «Sport has to be fair. I want to protect women. I want to protect women’s spaces in sports. It puts women in a very uncomfortable position.»
However, Navratilova, who also shared her opposition to trans participation, took issue with the interview.
«A native man who cheated in sports is going to talk to a native man to talk about other native men competing in native women’s sports. Got it. I’m sure Lance will fix it,» she wrote in a tweet.
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Jenner responded on Twitter Wednesday in a series of tweets, explaining the context of the interview and also criticizing Navratilova for her policy, which Jenner says goes against Republican lawmakers trying to pass legislation «protecting women’s sports.» .
«Hey [Navratilova] we are on the same side of this issue,» Jenner wrote in a tweet.
«[Armstrong] and I was simply discussing how I think biological men shouldn’t compete in women’s sports. But while we’re on the subject of Martina, let’s dig a little deeper (she’s going to love the attention)!»
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Last week, Navratilova responded on Twitter to an exchange during a Senate hearing where Kelley Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, He said he couldn’t «definitely» They say that men have an advantage over women in sports.
«This is sad,» Navratilova said of the exchange.
The nine-time Wimbledon champion has been an activist in the gay community, but has spoken out publicly against transgender women competing against biological women in sports.