Caitlyn Jenner Says We Should Just Put Homeless People In "Big Open Fields"

Caitlyn Jenner Says We Should Just Put Homeless People In "Big Open Fields"

The Republican claimed that her friends are leaving California because of the growing number of homeless people in the state.

Caitlyn Jenner has been facing tons of criticism for many of her comments following her announcement to run for the next governor of California. From referring to trans girls as "biological boys" to sending out a misleading tweet where she blamed the current Gov. Gavin Newsom for the death of a 7-month-old, the 71-year-old has been receiving a lot of backlash. In the latter, Jenner claimed that "Gavin’s District Attorneys across California are releasing dangerous criminals back on to our streets. Enough is enough. #RecallGavin." Manhattan District Attorney candidate Eliza Orlins swiftly responded by putting together a quick list to remind Jenner, saying: NO. Time for a fact check. 1. Voters elect DAs in CA, not governors. 2. This "reporting” uses the most extreme cases as PR to perpetuate the racist system of mass incarceration that ruins countless lives and makes us less safe. @sfchronicle (and you) should do better, Caitlyn. If that weren't enough, it seems the 71-year-old reality star is in hot water yet again. 



Republican Caitlyn Jenner discussed how California should treat its homeless people. Jenner told Inside California Politics, as per Comic Sands: "They're destroying Venice Beach! They're destroying all the businesses down there. They don't need to be there. The crime rate is going up … It's mostly homeless-on-homeless murders. We can't have that in our streets." So what's her solution to the issue? Round up homeless folks and put them in "an open field out in some place." "We have to provide some place for those people to go, whether it's an open field out in some place, or if you notice at the veteran's facility. There's these big open fields and a lot of places there."



This isn't the first time Jenner has brought up the issue of homelessness. In a previous interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, she shared, "My friends are leaving California. Actually, my hangar — the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, 'Where are you going?' And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona. I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless.'"



For her more recent comments, Jenner has been slammed by Twitter users. One person commented: Sounds an awful lot like an internment camp. Michael Pacholek tweeted: Homeless people don't destroy things. Businessmen destroy things. Another pointed out: The *cheapest* and most humane way to deal with the "problem" is to provide no-strings housing and case management for every single one of them. So maybe that's what she ought to run on. Boone said sarcastically: You can only enjoy the nice parts of beautiful southern California if you have the money to enjoy them properly. Otherwise we are going to round you up & put you in areas away from the public so we don't have to see you, deal with you, or even remember that you exist. 



CBS News reports that according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, California had the biggest rise in people experiencing homelessness from 2019 to 2020. The pandemic only made the crisis in the state and across the country as well. Jenner addresses affordable housing and homelessness on her campaign website. The reality star states that "as Governor, I’ll work with local leaders to remove restrictions and revisit any regulation blocking developers, charities, and others interested in building affordable housing. I’ll challenge our largest, most vocal employers to turn their commitments into tangible investments in their communities by helping build safe, affordable, lasting housing facilities. " According to the news outlet, she offers few specifics on the same.