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Caitlyn Jenner Taken To Task For Inappropriate "Liberals" Joke In Wake Of Scalise Shooting

A well-timed political joke can be worth its weight in gold. Particularly memorable clips will be repeated ad nauseam, and the profile of those that uttered the barb can rise substantially. As with most things in life, a similar sentiment holds true in the opposite fashion - but in this case, the profile of the jokester can suffer substantially. An awkward political joke that shows no concept of timing whatsoever can lead to wannabe comedians being blasted.

As the Daily Mail shares, such is the case with Caitlyn Jenner these days. Jenner is actually conservative in her political leanings, and she’s also not shy about making her feelings known. She demonstrated that fact when she was discussing the recent Alexandria shooting. As opposed to some simple well wishes and expressing a hope that we can all come together in the wake of the scary incident, Jenner decided to make a joke of things.

“Nobody deserves what happened out there. There's no justification. There's crazy people, we have to minimize that kind of stuff. But as far as people that were injured, it's an absolute shame,” she said. “Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot. Liberals can't even shoot straight.”

Jenner provided a perfect example of how to begin on a really high note before you come crashing back down to Earth with an inappropriate dig. She delivered her remarks while speaking at the College Republican National Committee's convention, and social media exploded once her remarks started making the rounds.

“OMG. This is Disgusting. Absolutely shameful. @Caitlyn_Jenner,” shared one user.

“I support her in her transition but her politics is another matter. So wrong!” added another user.

“She refuses to see that liberals fight for her right to live her truth while she surrounds herself with people who would strip her of it,” chimed in another user.

Of course, many of the comments directed back at Jenner would also cross the line. These things tend to happen in the social media universe, but this one was at least somewhat avoidable. There’s absolutely nothing to joke about in the wake of a shooting, let alone one in which it’s unclear if one of the victims will make it or not.

“Hey, @Caitlyn_Jenner What was the name of the person you killed because you couldn't drive straight? Asking for a friend,” added another user.

“It's sad watching @Caitlyn_Jenner defend a group that will NEVER EVER truly accept her while condemning those who fight for her rights,” shared another.

As the above comment indicates, ignorant comments attract ignorant comments, and the cycle repeats itself. The above user has generalized an entire swath of voters into one single pigeonhole. That’s not even the slightest bit progressive. In fact, it’s downright insulting. Be that as it may, the same can be said for Jenner’s remarks. The Alexandria perpetrator was a deranged shooter that just happens to have liberal values. That does not mean that everyone with liberal values is a deranged shooter. Is it really that hard to separate and comprehend?

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube, Twitter

Twitter users bashed Jenner for her joke.

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