Tammy Beaumont lashes out at Katie Hopkins for her tweet on the transgender cricketer

Katie Hopkins is one of the controversial figures for comments against trans community.


Katie Hopkins and Tammy Beaumont. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Katie Hopkins, the English media personality and columnist, has turned out to be one of the controversial figures in recent years on social media. She mostly comes up with some conflicting statements against transgenders. But, this time Hopkins was not allowed to get away with the comments that she made on social media.

The controversy ignited when Maxine Blythin, a 24-year-old cricketer, was named Kent Player of the Year. And, on such a big occasion she had to face harassment and abuse on the social media platforms because of her gender.


Tammy Beaumont comes out in support of trans cricketer

After the news broke about Maxine getting a prestigious award, the controversial columnist came up with some off-beat comments on the Transgender cricketer. She took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “Women” Player of the Year. Another kick in the ovaries for biological females everywhere. What is wrong with you @KentCricket.Our daughters deserve better than this boll*cks,”

Here is the tweet

When the post of Hopkins was caught in the eyes of Tammy Beaumont, who is a female cricketer from England. She took a stance and defended the trans cricketer. She felt that cricket is a sport for all and no one should be excluded on the basis of their gender and it is unfair to share such opinions and articles on social media because this will only add to the discrimination and abuse she’s already come across and wrote:

“1/3 Completely disagree. Cricket is a sport for all and no one should be excluded because of who they are. Using your platform to spread an ill-informed opinion and factually inaccurate article like this is will only add to the discrimination and abuse she’s already come across!”

Also, she explained about the policy of England Cricket Board (ECB) over the trans cricketers and wrote, “ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) have a clear policy on trans sportspeople. If you have an issue with that policy then that is up to you, but don’t take it out on individuals. As far as I’m aware there’s no conclusive proof of any ‘advantages’ of being a trans woman in cricket.”

Here is the thread of tweets from Tammy Beaumont

This was not the first time that Katie Hopkins found herself embroiled in controversy. Last year, she was mocked by the fans after the “Transgender Day of Remembrance”.