A heckler was recently caught shouting transphobic abuse at Caitlyn Jenner, deadnaming her, and calling her a "sick freak."
The seventy-one-year-old was repeatedly called "Bruce" by the man, who also attended the Conservative Political Action Conference. The troll even filmed himself abusing Jenner.
He called out the hopeful California governor as she chatted with fans in the lobby before leaving the building. The abuser clearly did this to humiliate Jenner in front of other constituents who joined her at the conference.
He could be heard shouting: "Hey Bruce. Bruce. What do you think of the stuff they're teaching in schools regarding the LGBTQ? Bout Jesus Christ Bruce, don't forget about Jesus."
He then added: "Look at that sick freak."
Caitlyn Jenner was harassed yesterday at CPAC. pic.twitter.com/sgwwcqEdwV
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 10, 2021
She fell victim to deadnaming - a practice used to address a transgender person by their birth name in a bid to cause upset.
The former Olympic Decathlete was known as Bruce Jenner before her transition and famously won gold in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. She is also famous for being the father of reality stars Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
The Twitter page "Patriot Takes" shared the video of the abuse Caitlyn suffered - however, it usually pokes fun at conservative personalities.
According to an article by Politico in May, since she announced her campaign for Governor, she has tried to get the support of the GOP, voicing her distaste for critical race theory and speaking out on the issue of transgender athletes.
Jenner says she thinks it is unfair to let trans female athletes compete against biological women, giving them an uneven advantage.
"For the past decade we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by the one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people," Jenner said in a statement upon her announcing her candidacy.
"I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as governor."
Her transphobic encounter caused many to respond in outrage, while others appeared to blame Jenner for being part of the conservative party...
"Did I hear that correctly??? 'Hey, Bruce' 'Yeah' Did... Did Caitlyn answer to 'Bruce'??" one person tweeted in response to the video.
"That was actually really troubling... listen to the disgust in his voice. We have a really big problem" a second person commented.
"Looks like she is being welcomed into the GQP with open arms. Face with rolling eyes," another added.
"Make it make sense. And since CPAC'ers don't think highly of her kind, I'm betting it's a constant source of entertainment for em," another user responded.