Christian conservative commentator Candace Owens says famous British podcaster Jameela Jamil rescinded her invitation to appear on her show because she commented on Twitter that “only women can give birth.”
The 30-year-old Owens announced on Twitter Monday that Jamil, an actress and former BBC Radio 1 host, canceled her appearance because she felt Owens’ tweet caused her trans-identified co-workers to feel “unsafe.”
“SAD TO ANNOUNCE that @jameelajamil has revoked my invitation to her podcast bc I tweeted ‘only women can give birth,’” Owens said. “Apparently the statement made her trans co-workers feel ‘unsafe.’”
Owens added that her “refusal to untether” herself “from biological realities” has “cost” her once again.
In her tweet, Owens shared a screenshot of a message sent to her representative by Jamil explaining that Owens was being disinvited from appearing on the podcast because “we have trans people working with us” who would be offended by people who say only biological women can have babies.
“You are both free to say whatever you like about this publicly,” Jamil’s message read. “I’m sure you will have an entertaining spin. But nothing is worth my friends and coworkers feeling unsafe.”
Jamil and Owens had a Twitter exchange the day before on Dec. 29.
It began when Owens commented on a Daily Mirror article with a headline reading “Transgender man gives birth to nonbinary partner’s baby with female sperm donor.”
“Woman gives birth to partner’s baby with male sperm donor,” Owens tweeted in response to the Daily Mirror article. “There. I fixed it for you.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith