Convicted national-security leaker Bradley Manning has labeled Bruce Jenner a “grinch” for stealing and selling out the transgender movement.
Jenner, who has gone by “Caitlyn” since announcing his gender transition over the summer, was called out on Twitter on Christmas Eve by the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, who also identifies as transgender.
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) December 24, 2015
Jenner’s wealth, in addition to his standing as a high-profile reality TV star, has fueled claims he is out-of-touch with the trans community, despite his being viewed by many as the face of the transgender movement.
Manning, who now goes by “Chelsea,” is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for espionage at the Fort Leavenworth men’s military prison in Kansas. He began taxpayer-funded hormone treatment in February.
In other Jenner news, Bruce and his son Burt were mistaken for a couple on a date earlier this week in Los Angeles by a photographer who used a series of gay slurs during a confrontation with the eldest Jenner son.
According to Gossip Cop, Burt, 37, and his dad had just finished dining together when they were confronted by a group of paparazzi on Monday Dec. 21.
As seen on a security video below, Bruce exited Burt’s car and drove away in a white SUV, while Burt blocked a photographer’s car from pursuing his father.
Watch the video, courtesy of TMZ:
The situation escalated from there. Moments later, in a video taken and uploaded to YouTube by Burt, the paparazzo driving the silver car on the video became visibly agitated with Burt.
“I’m straight, I’m straight, I’m not a faggot like you.” said the unidentified photographer, who was reportedly unaware he was speaking to Jenner’s son.
“You’re the first boyfriend of the f—king transexual, dude,” he said. “You like it in the f—king ass, don’t you?”
“I hate faggots like you,” said the man as he drove away.
Watch the video:
Burt wrote of the video, “I punked more paparazzi and this one wasn’t happy.”