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Caitlyn Jenner announced yesterday that she’s now running for governor of California. Get ready to retweet and dive into why #SayNoToJenner is trending.  

#SayNoToJenner: Why are Twitter users against Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign?

Former Olympian and reality television show personality Caitlyn Jenner announced yesterday that she’s now officially running for the position of governor of California on Instagram. 

Though Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most famous transgender people in America, many are not excited for this announcement. Twitter naturally holds most of these counter arguments for Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement, many citing several issues with her platform as well as her personality. 

But why are people so up in arms about this announcement? What are their arguments specifically? We combed through the threads and found the best reactions to Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement to run for governor of California. Get ready to retweet and dive into why dissenters are telling the internet #SayNoToJenner.  

Jenner’s announcement 

Jenner made the announcement of her candidacy on her Instagram account on Friday. Almost immediately after, she began citing her reasoning for running as a need for a stronger leader in the state of California.  

Jenner told Axios, who first reported the story Friday: “for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people.” 

Jenner was specifically targeting current California governor Gavin Newsom, who faced increasing criticism as the COVID-19 pandemic continued. Jenner is not above controversy herself, as she is reported to be working with the former campaign advisors of former President of the United States, Donald Trump, which is the spark for some of the backlash she is currently receiving. 

Twitter is not happy 

As a prominent transgender woman, you would think people would be overjoyed at the idea of her running for Governor. That couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Most of the dissenting voices cite Jenner’s previous support of former President Trump back when he was in office as a reason of contention. Others cited her working with Trump’s former advisors and the fact that she is running as a Republican candidate during a time where the GOP is pushing bills aimed at repressing transgender youth’s ability to play sports or their access to gender affirming medicines as a point of concern. 

Of course, Twitter has every reaction to the news you can think of, from the serious to the silly. 


The #SayNoToJenner has already begun trending, with people voicing their opinions loud and clear on Twitter (so basically it’s business as usual for Twitter). 

Some of the highlights of these threads include: 

Yeah, her MAGA days were what the kids call ‘a bad look’. 

If we had a nickel for every time this happened, we’d have two nickels, which isn’t a lot but it’s weird that it happened twice. . . 

If enough people say the same thing, then perhaps their argument has a grain of truth to it. Just a thought for those pointing out this “hypocrisy”. . . 

Brevity is the soul of wit, after all. 

That might actually be the next hashtag to get trending (and we wouldn’t be surprised). 

Yeah, that’s kind of in poor taste, guys. Seriously. 

The Kardashians are not having a good year. 

That is pretty concerning, we won’t lie. 

That is. . . very true, to say the least. 

This is not dying anytime soon. Sorry dude. 

What are your thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement to run for governor of California? Drop them below in the comments so we can keep the conversation going. 

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