Megyn Kelly went up in smoke on Twitter after a biological male trans golfer was declared winner of a Women’s Professional Golf Tournament.
On Monday, the presenter of Sirius XM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast told her two million followers that trans golfer Breanna Gill’s victory in the Australia Women’s Classic was a “fraud” and said the whole thing was “Immoral”.
The former Fox News personality shared a tweet from the WPGA Tour of Australasia’s official account, which said, “Showing nerves of steel, Breanna Gill triumphed in a playoff for her first professional win at the AusWomensClassic!”
Kelly has referred to this issue several times, including a full show made just six days ago with Prager U’s Amala Eknupobi & Evita Duffy.
Kelly was not the only one who was annoyed by Gill. Riley Gaines, a former professional college swimmer who spoke out after competing against biological male trans swimmer Lia Thomas, gave her opinions.
“Who’s surprised a male is being recognized as the ‘winner’ in the women’s category.” Gaines tweeted.
The female swimmer has gained notoriety after her advocacy against biological males participating in women’s sports.
The Nashville native, the daughter of two sportsmen, began swimming at the age of four. Gaines was recruited by the University of Kentucky in 2018, where she studied human health services and health law while also spending six hours a day in the water practicing.
Gaines’ dedication paid off as he was named a 12-time NCAA All-American swimmer and a five-time SEC champion. But, the legitimacy of her sport — and female athletics in general — was called into doubt last year when University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who had participated on the school’s men’s team her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, began breaking women’s records and was given a first place trophy even when the race ended up in a tie with Gaines. Biological male Lia Thomas was even nominated to women of the year by the University of Pennsylvania.
Gaines sees Thomas’s participation in collegiate women’s swimming as a reflection of a bigger cultural trend that she finds troubling.