‘Sports Is Biological’: Fitness Guru Jillian Michaels Says Trans Athletes Will ‘Destroy’ Female Sports, Hurt Women

“We’re going to systematically destroy women’s sports."
Jillian Michaels attends the #BlogHer18 Health Conference at Tribeca 360 on January 31, 2018 in New York City.
Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Fitness entrepreneur Jillian Michaels bluntly spoke her mind this week about transgender athletes competing against girls and women in female sports during an interview with podcast host Tomi Lahren.

Michaels emphasized that sports are “biological” and men can simply not compete against females due to those biological differences. Safety and fairness, Michaels said, are key factors.

“Sports is biological. It just is,” she told Lahren. “And I think that you’re starting to actually see women get hurt.”

Fallon Fox, for example, is an MMA fighter who is a transgender female. Beating the s*** … out of biological women,” Michaels said. “Like, this is beyond the fact of fairness. What we have trouble with as a society is ‘fairness,’ right? Everybody wants to be ‘fair.’ It’s not fair.”

“Here’s the problem,” she continued. “I understand it’s not fair to trans athletes, because where are they going to compete? It’s also not fair to biological female athletes. You have an issue, right? You’re not going to be able to be fair to everyone.”

As noted by Michaels, Fox, a male who identifies as transgender, made headlines when he competed in MMA fights against women and physically hurt them. In one such fight, Fox dominated female fighter Tamikka Brents, winning by knockout in the first round. Fox broke Brents’ eye socket and gave her a concussion.


“Like Lia Thomas is 6-foot-1,” Michaels said, referring to the transgender NCAA swimmer who is male and formerly competed against men before switching to female athletics. “The percentage of biological females who are 6-foot-1 is under 1%. Lia Thomas was number 400 when she swam as a male. And number one when she swam as a female.”

Thomas made news last year when he dominated the women’s NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming Championships. NCAA swimmer-turned-advocate Riley Gaines competed in the women’s 200 freestyle at the tournament and placed fifth, tying with Thomas. Only Thomas received the fifth place trophy for the photo-op after the event, while Gaines was told by the NCAA that her trophy would come in the mail.

“We’re going to systematically destroy women’s sports,” Michaels added. “I’m sorry, listen, if you want to be trans, I support you. I want you to have all the same rights that I do. But at the end of the day, someone’s going to get ‘effed here. And if you’re looking at, okay, you’ve got X amount of trans athletes and X amount of women, you’re not going to win this one. Right. No one’s coming out unscathed.”

Related: ‘A Hill I Will Die On’: Sage Steele Says ESPN Told Her Not To Talk About Lia Thomas. She Disobeyed.

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