Podcast host Megyn Kelly slammed controversial transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney for complaining that some companies just want to partner with him because he is transgender.
Mulvaney, a biological male who claims to be a woman, said in an interview this week: “A lot of brands will ask, ‘Could you relate a little bit of your struggle growing up into this?’ Like, no! If you want me, you want me because I’m Dylan, not because I’m trans.”
“That’s when you know they were just trying to check a box,” Mulvaney said. “If I enter too much into the activist space or too far into politics where I’m not ready, I could misspeak or I could, you know, give information that’s not correct.”
Kelly responded on Twitter, writing: “You tried that. It didn’t work.”
“Then you declared you are ‘a girl’ & got corporate $$ galore,” Kelly said. “Now you want [people] to say what’s interesting about you is not your #womanface but the person behind it who was already rejected? How much pretending would you like us to do?”
Kelly’s remarks come after she slammed Mulvaney earlier this week after Mulvaney complained about being labeled as a man by some news outlets.
“Move to Canada Dylan,” Kelly wrote. “You’ll love it.”
Kelly’s comment appears to refer to a Canadian court’s ruling from 2021 that stated deliberate misgendering in the workplace is a human rights violation. The court found that doing so violates British Columbia’s Human Rights Act. While violating the rule will not result in arrest, the CBC noted, it could result in thousands of dollars in fines and forced inclusion training.
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Kelly’s post included a tweet from Daily Wire host Matt Walsh who responded to Mulvaney’s video.
“Dylan Mulvaney calls for the arrest of people who call him a man,” Walsh tweeted to his 1.7 million followers. “Do you still think I’ve been too mean to this guy?”
“Like, the articles written about me using ‘he’ pronouns and calling me a man over and over again, I feel like that should be illegal. I don’t know, that’s just bad journalism,” Mulvaney said in an October 2022 video that is being widely shared on Twitter.
Mulvaney addressed fans for the first time since the TikTok star’s partnership with Bud Light ignited a firestorm of controversy in a Thursday video.
“A lot has been said about me. Some of which is so far from my truth that I was like hearing my name and I didn’t know who they were talking about sometimes,” the influencer said. “It was so loud that I didn’t even feel part of the conversation so I decided to take the backseat.”
“But this time it’s from other adults,” Mulvaney added. “And if they’re going to accuse me of anything it should be that I’m a theater person and that I’m camp. But this is just my personality and it always has been.”
“What I’m struggling to understand is the need to dehumanize and to be cruel,” the activist continued. “Dehumanization has never fixed anything in history.”