Transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner was met by pro-transgender protesters in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 12 (video below).
Jenner had just given a keynote speech at the 2015 Speaker Series Luncheon for Chicago House, which helps people with HIV/AIDS and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, notes GossipCop.com.
Jenner stopped to talk to one protester, while another yelled, "You insult all trans people!" and "You have no right to represent us!"
Jenner has not issued a public statement about the incident, but did say the event was great.
However, an unidentified source with "I Am Cait," Jenner's E! reality series, told Entertainment Tonight:
The group was outside when we showed up with Caitlyn. They weren’t as aggressive when we got there like they were when we left. We’ve been rolling all day. We were rolling when we arrived, inside the luncheon while she spoke to the group and when we left to follow Caitlyn to her car. We didn’t know Caitlyn was going to talk back to the protesters. None of it was staged.
Before the event, protesters wrote on HeyEvent.com, "Caitlyn Jenner, who lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experienceing homelesness and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year."
"Caitlyn Jenner, who said in a segment on her hit new reality TV series I Am Cait, regarding people who rely on social services to get by: 'You don’t want people to get totally dependent on it. That’s when they get into trouble. Why should I work? You know, I’ve got a few bucks, I’ve got my room paid for.'”
"If you think Chicago House's shameless pandering to the trans community for mediocre representation, embodied by a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy, is an insult and a disgrace, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Meet us in the lobby Thursday to tell Chicago House, Caitlyn Jenner, and all her supporters that Caitlyn Jenner doesn't represent trans people! Stand up and say: #IAintCait!"
In fairness to Jenner, she was not born into a wealthy family, and trained for the Olympics for "eight hours a day while selling insurance at night," noted The Hollywood Reporter in July.