Caitlyn Jenner declares herself 'too controversial' for the transgender community

Caitlyn Jenner reckons she's "too controversial" for the transgender community, claiming that despite coming out publicly as a trans woman in 2015, she can never be "a spokesperson". 

During an interview on The Skinny Confidential Him & He podcast, Jenner revealed she believes she's been shunned by the trans community because of her right-wing beliefs and privileged background. 

Host Michael Bosstick asked the reality TV personality to comment on the difference between her coming out and that of Elliot Page, claiming there was a double standard at play. 

"I gotta be very careful with that. The trans community is probably more critical than the general public," Jenner replied. 

"I have a job. I've been successful. I have white privilege, celebrity privilege. I've had every privilege there is in the world.

"And for that, you can't be a spokesperson for the community."

Jenner said she felt the backlash she had received had been "disappointing" because she "thought I could really make a difference and change the world".

"And in a lot of ways I did just being myself," she added, "but I mean, I try to do things politically."

The former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said she'd "always been conservative", and "more on the Republican side than anything", noting that she had been asked by some LGBTQ organisations not to attend events she helped pay for. 

"They would ask me not to come cause I'm too controversial," she explained. 

"I've had members of the community just tear into me and that's like, 'Guys, I'm only trying to help them. I'm here to help'."

Jenner said that she "never had been, never will be" as left-leaning as some other members of the trans community, but was committed to trying to make a difference in her own way. 

"I feel like my greatest contribution that I can make is just being out there," she said, "without trying to change the world. Just be out there, do shows."