Political and cultural commentator Megyn Kellycriticizedthe media and sports world for celebrating 32-year-old Breanna Gill, who won the Australian Women’s Classic professional golf tournament.
Numerous major media outletsfailedto note Gill’s transgender status as controversy swirls about the physical advantages of biological males.
“This is a biological man,” Kellyrespondedbluntly. “A fact not even mentioned in much of the major press coverage celebrating ‘her’ win over the actual women in this tournament.
“It’s a fraud, it’s immoral, and it HAS TO STOP,” Kelly argued.
Kellynotedthat the WPGA Australia’s report made no mention of Gill’s transgender identification.
Reacting to the victory, Gill said, “I always thought in my head if I ever got the opportunity to actually win a golf tournament and the girls happen to come running out on the green, I was going to stand there and take it. I wasn’t going to run away.”
“If you get yourself in that position, you just take it. It was so special,” Gill added.
Former NCAA swim star Riley Gaines also shared her thoughts on social media by tweeting, “Who’s surprised a male is being recognized as the ‘winner’ in the women’s category.”
“Gill’s victory opened up the transgender debate in golf, with a viral tweet from the Women’s PGA Tour of Australasia showing Gill with the trophy being viewed over seven million times before being deleted,” the report noted. “The comments had been turned off but that didn’t stop almost 3,000 quote tweets.”
Scottish player Hailey Davidsonbecamethe first transgender to see major success in professional golf on a US mini tour in 2021.
Davidsonidentifiesas the “world’s 1st openly transgender person to win a professional golf tournament.”