Reality TV star sparks outrage after saying 'transgender people have a mental illness'
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A reality TV star has sparked outrage after saying 'transgender people have a mental illness'.
Isabelle Green appeared on the 2019 season of Love Island Australia, but she's mostly stayed out of the spotlight since then.
However, this all changed on Thursday (12 January) when the 29-year-old took to Instagram to share a meme which reads: "Your ancestors who were bombed in trenches watching you have a panic attack when you forget your cherry vape at home."
In text over the top of the image, she said: "No offence... but wtf happened to our generation?! This whole trans thing, nope not for me.
"It’s got to stop – it’s called mental illness. Kkk [sic] bye."
Although Green's account is set to private and she has since deleted the post, Influencer Updates AU captured the Instagram Story and shared it online.
Green has faced ongoing criticism over her message, with one writing: "And we give these people a platform. What a joke."
Another said: "The way she has used a meme not even relating just to spread transphobic comments... foul."
Despite the backlash from the online community, Green has since spoken out and defended her comments.
In a lengthy email shared with the Daily Mail and So Dramatic, she said: "When referring to ‘mental illness’ there’s a dangerous loophole paedophiles are using to transition, use a new identity and then come back into society as this new person to then re-offend, rape and molest children because they cannot be tracked.
"It’s a whole movement and it’s very dangerous for children."
She went on to discuss adults who identify as 'children' or 'animals' and are 'allowed to play with small children' and 'use their amenities'.
"As a mother it’s highly disturbing and I know many parents feel the same," she said.
"Do I hate or dislike trans people? No not at all, they can do whatever they like to their body, it’s got nothing to do with me. I support people living their truth.
"When it affects my child or their safety, then yes I will voice my opinion. Child sex offenders should not be allowed to transition, period.
"Because they are 100 percent suffering from a mental illness - and we should at all costs be protecting the safety of our children."
It appears Green's explanation has only angered people more, with one person commenting on her statement: "How does being trans have anything to do with paedophilia? This girl is way out of touch with life."
A second said: "As a trans person I find this absolutely horrific that she has any platform or income from her social media."
UNILAD has contacted a representative for Green for comment.
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Galop's LGBT+ Hate Crime helpline on 020 7704 2040, 10am–4pm Monday to Friday, or email [email protected]