Christian conservative commentator Candace Owens says she will not be appearing on a British podcast with Jameela Jamil after the podcaster rescinded the invite to speak on the show.
According to the Christian Post, Owens said she believes Jamil canceled the show after Owens and the podcaster exchanged divided messages on Twitter about a news story where a transgender man gave birth using a female sperm donor.
“SAD TO ANNOUNCE that @jameelajamil has revoked my invitation to her podcast [because] I tweeted ‘only women can give birth,’” Owens said on Twitter. “Apparently the statement made her trans co-workers feel ‘unsafe.’”
SAD TO ANNOUNCE that @jameelajamil has revoked my invitation to her podcast bc I tweeted “only women can give birth”. Apparently the statement made her trans co-workers feel “unsafe”.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 30, 2019
My refusal to untether myself from biological realities has cost me, yet again.
In the tweet, Owens also shared a screenshot that showed Jamil telling Owens she was disinvited from the podcast appearance because “we have trans people working with us” and they could be offended by Owens’ tweet.
“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.”
In her original tweet, Owens was commenting on a Daily Mirror article, “Transgender man gives birth to nonbinary partner’s baby with female sperm donor.”
In response, Owens tweeted, “Woman gives birth to partner’s baby with male sperm donor. There. I fixed it for you.”
But Jamil responded to Owens, saying, ““OR... Nice to see a young couple in love, have a happy little baby,” Jamil wrote in response to Owens’ tweet. “Their gender is none of my business, worrying about it and mocking them is a pointless waste of time, (it’s just bullying) and they are hurting nobody. I wish them well. There I fixed it for you.”
OR... Nice to see a young couple in love, have a happy little baby. Their gender is none of my business, worrying about it and mocking them is a pointless waste of time, (it’s just bullying) and they are hurting nobody. I wish them well.— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) December 29, 2019
There I fixed it for you. https://t.co/WoZNyLh6ll
Owens then countered: “LOL ‘only women can get pregnant and only men can impregnate them’ is now considered a form of bullying,” Owens wrote. “@jameelajamil — keep us posted when 2+2=4 becomes a form of bullying as well.”
LOL “only women can get pregnant and only men can impregnate them” is now considered a form of bullying.@jameelajamil — keep us posted when 2+2=4 becomes a form of bullying as well. 😂 https://t.co/76VRqpIsvu— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 29, 2019
Owens is a former Democrat turned Republican and Trump supporter. She hosts her own podcast, “The Candace Owens Show,” where she talks with guests about current events and politics.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.