Tinx Addresses Trump Support and Caitlyn Jenner Tweets
Tinx addressed her old fat-shaming and controversial tweets on April 24, 2022, but people were still upset at her for not touching upon her tweets, insinuating Republican leanings. She had retweeted and liked pro-Trump tweets and misgendered Caitlyn Jenner back.
After people voiced their discontent regarding her lack of response to the same, the TikTok sensation has since addressed them in an Instagram Q&A on April 25.
In her answers, she denied any wrongdoing and clarified some other things.
Tinx Clarifies Trump Support and Caitlyn Jenner Backlash
During her Instagram stories AMA on April 25, Tinx took questions from her fans regarding various topics. Naturally, some were interested to know her thoughts on the recent backlash she got about the unaddressed tweets.
"Tinx, just yes or no," a user began their question. "Did you vote for Trump EITHER time?"
Tinx admits she never voted for Trump in the two Presidential elections. (Photo: Tinx/Instagram)
"Nope," the TikToker replied but did not feel the need to go out of her way to explain things in this instance. However, the questions about the matter did not stop.
A few queries later, another person asked about the Jenner thing. "So did you actually make fun of Caitlyn Jenner?" they posed their question.
Tinx wrote a long response and began with strong words.
"Unequivocally no," she said. "i tweeted in support of the courageous interview Bruce Jenner (at the time) did with Diane Sawyer," she added, but still deadnaming Jenner in the process, although her clarification made her intent clear.
"I tweeted on the 24th of April the interview came out on the 25th and the interview was called "Bruce Jenner, In His Own Words with Diane Sawyer,"' Tinx added, providing the full context for her tweets.
Tinx clarifies she never made fun of Caitlyn Jenner and only tweeted in her support. (Photo: Tinx/Instagram)
She added, saying Jenner's new name was not revealed until the Vanity Fair cover came out in June 2015.
In her final answer, Tinx went into the mindset she was in during 2020 when she retweeted and liked controversial COVID-19 takes on Twitter from various personalities.
"In 2020 I was in the same scared and wildly disruptive place we all were. I was confused, frustrated, depressed, and anxious scrolling through the internet," she explained, saying her Twitter activities reflected her attempts to seek some explanation for everything that was going on.
Tinx admits to being in the wrong and unknown when asked about her controversial tweets in 2020. (Photo: Tinx/Instagram)
She realized that saying "I wasn't thinking clearly" was not a satisfying answer to many, but she also confessed it was her truth. She now realized how small actions like a like or a retweet could have such a harsh impact on her following.
"I am just completely horrified to think that my emotions and complete aimlessness could have contributed to that IN ANY way," Tinx continued.
She admitted fault in not researching enough and engaging with something "unfactual" with incomplete knowledge, despite most things about the subject being "unclear" at the time.
Tinx’s Backlash Regarding Old Tweets
On April 24, 2022, Tinx issued an apology addressing some of her insensitive tweets in the past. Her apology on Instagram addressed her fat-phobic and body-shaming comments on many people, including Kim Kardashian.
In her apology, she took accountability for the fat-shaming takes and was direct with her fans, saying she was "ashamed and embarrassed" by what she said in the past.
She also admitted she was naive and insecure when she made those hurtful tweets and that they were not funny.