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U.S. women's soccer team star Megan Rapinoe accused comedian Dave Chappelle of "directly" causing violence against transgender people by making jokes about the issue.
Rapinoe made the comments in an interview with Time magazine where she expanded on her support for the transgender agenda.
“I don’t want to mince words about it,” Rapinoe said. “Dave Chappelle making jokes about trans people directly leads to violence, whether it’s verbal or otherwise, against trans people. When Martina or Sage or whoever are talking about this, people aren’t hearing it just in the context of elite sports. They’re saying, ‘The rest of my life, this is how I’m going to treat trans people.’”
She went on to criticize efforts to restrict transgender athletes from competing in some sports.
“It’s particularly frustrating when women’s sports is weaponized. Oh, now we care about fairness? Now we care about women’s sports?" Rapinoe continued.
"That’s total bulls***," she added. "And show me all the trans people who are nefariously taking advantage of being trans in sports. It’s just not happening.”
Chappelle has been lambasted by some in the transgender community over jokes that he has made in several comedy specials. He has responded by asserting that he has many transgender friends and bears no ill will against them.
Elsewhere in the interview Rapinoe said that she would welcome transgender women on the U.S. women's soccer team despite whether such a transgender woman would displace a biological woman from playing.
"‘You’re taking a ‘real’ woman’s place,’ that’s the part of the argument that’s still extremely transphobic," she said.
"I see trans women as real women. What you’re saying automatically in the argument — you’re sort of telling on yourself already — is you don’t believe these people are women," Rapinoe added. "Therefore, they’re taking the other spot. I don’t feel that way."
She has also said that she's retiring after the 2023 soccer season.
Here's more about Rapinoe's trans comments:
Dana Perino responds to Megan Rapinoe: This drives me crazywww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.