Charlamagne Tha God Compares Rachel Dolezal To Caitlyn Jenner: ‘You Can Be Transgender In America & Not Transracial?’
Charlamagne Tha God caused a stir on Twitter on Friday morning, when he weighed in on Rachel Dolezal, the supposedly black president of the Spokane chapter of NAACP who was outed as white, by comparing her to Caitlyn Jenner.
Dolezal’s parents came forward on Thursday to say their daughter was actually Caucasian, and had been lying about being African-American. Dolezal apparently spent years passing herself off as black, and now she’s getting ripped on social media for it. But Charlamagne is not only questioning the backlash, but also comparing the situation to Bruce Jenner transitioning to Caitlyn.
“If Bruce Jenner can be a woman Rachel Dolezal can be black,” the Power 105 deejay tweeted. “So how can Bruce Jenner identify with what he wants to identify with but Rachel Dolezal can’t? I’m confused about this… Hold up so you can be transgender in America but not transracial?”
“The Breakfast Club” personality went on joke, “I want Rachel Dolezal on the front of Ebony!!!! Call Me Raquel.” But as his messages started receiving negative responses, Charlamagne went on to defend his points. “Last week with Caitlyn we were accepting ‘New Norms’ now here comes Rachel Dolezal and yall not accepting her. Hypocrisy is Hilarious.”
“It’s ok to say Rachel Dolezal is crazy for identifying as black but say Caitlyn is crazy and you’re transphobic,” he continued. Charlamagne wrote to one critic, “If you think transracial is b.s. Then you must think being transgender is b.s too.” Some seemed to think the star was defending Dolezal and insisting that she was black just because she said so, but he clarified the point he was trying to make, writing, “Caityln can’t be a woman no matter how hard she tries but America accepts her as one you feel me?”
Charlamagne even mocked the situation by posting a photo of Robin Thicke on Instagram with the hashtag, “TransracialLivesMatter.” He added the caption “People Be who they really are!!!!!” in an attempt to play off the criticism Thicke sometimes get from those who think he appropriates too much from black culture. With “#RachelDolezal” and “#transracial” already trending on Twitter, Charlamagne’s controversial remarks led his name to become a trending topic, too. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.