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Rose McGowan Defends Comments Criticizing Caitlyn Jenner's Understanding of Womanhood

"I know that being a public figure is not easy. Being Caitlyn Jenner is most assuredly not easy."

Last Week, Caitlyn Jenner attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and took home a trophy for being a champion of transgender issues.

Incensed by Jenner's comments, Rose McGowan, who is most famous for playing the role of Paige Matthews on the show Charmed, took to Facebook in a since-deleted post, calling out Jenner.

There was online backlash after McGowan's post spread across the web.

Disgusted and disappointed by @RoseMcGowan's brutality. Transphobic remarks aren't helpful. (Yes, those ARE transphobic remarks.)

so rose mcgowan is transphobic trash :))))

Some accused McGowan of being a TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist). TERFs believe that trans women aren't "real" women.

did not expect that mouldy old TERF take with a non-apology cherry on top from rose mcgowan damn dig up

And there were others who supported Rose's comments toward Jenner.

@rosemcgowan You are amazing & never once did I as a Trans woman think u were being #transphobic you were being honest & fair. Ty 4 being u

I absolutely support the trans community-however I need to agree with @rosemcgowan re: @Caitlyn_Jenner winning #GlamourWOTY25

Yesterday, McGowan issued a statement that she posted on Twitter, stating she is definitely not transphobic.

It reads:

"Let me take a moment to point out that I am not, nor will I ever be, transphobic. The idea is laughable. Disliking something a trans person has said is no different than disliking something a man has said or that a woman has said. Being trans doesn't make one immune from criticism.

I know being a public figure is not easy. Being Caitlyn Jenner is most assuredly not easy, but that doesn't absolve her of her responsibility. Living as a woman in this backwards society is hard. We need all hands on deck. Those who have a microphone speak to many. Especially that family.

I'd be thrilled to fight alongside Caitlyn Jenner. I just want her to know there is a monumental fight to be had.

Let's start retraining thought patterns. Let's go forwards, not backwards.

And maybe next time I'll curse less.

Maybe.

Fight on."

Caitlyn Jenner remains unbothered and has yet to respond to McGowan's comments.