RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Carmen Carrera is slamming the CrossFit Games for not allowing transgender athlete Chloie Jonnson compete as a female in their competition.
Crossfit, which is being sued by Jonnson for $2.5 million, has said transgender athletes are only allowed to compete under their birth gender. They call it ‘fundamental biology’ that a female born as a man would have an unfair advantage over other competitors.
Transgender model Carrera disagrees and tells TMZSports.com: ‘When you remove your testicles … that is it. You are no longer a male and you don’t produce testosterone.’
She adds: ‘You get weaker … your whole body switches and it starts to reshape. Put [Chloie] under the test and I bet her [testosterone] levels are the same as the rest of the competitors. Run some tests to make it fair.’
Crossfit had sent a letter to Johnnson stating: ‘The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women. Our decision has nothing to do with "ignorance" or being bigots – it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school.’
Carrera is not impressed with Crossfit’s letter and remarked that the person who wrote it is ‘probably some loser sitting on some huge set of nuts with testosterone who doesn’t know what he is talking about.’