Rose McGowan Defends Herself After Caitlyn Jenner Comments: 'I Am Not Transphobic'

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Rose McGowan photographed in New York City on Sept. 14, 2015.

Rose McGowan has never been shy about speaking her mind, but her current target has raised eyebrows: The actress/singer is speaking out against Caitlyn Jenner.

The former Charmed star called out Jenner after she received a Glamour Woman of the Year award as Transgender Champion last week, taking issue with Jenner saying in her acceptance speech: "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."

According to Us Weekly, McGowan wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post: "Caitlyn Jenner you do not understand what being a woman is about at all. You want to be a woman and stand with us- well learn us. We are more than deciding what to wear. We are more than the stereotypes foisted upon us by people like you. You're a woman now? Well f—king learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege. Woman of the year? No, not until you wake up and join the fight. Being a woman comes with a lot of baggage. The weight of unequal history. You'd do well to learn it. You'd do well to wake up. Woman of the year? Not by a long f—king shot."

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McGowan also reportedly posted graphic memes featuring quotes from Jenner's speech over photos of women being sexually abused, stalked and giving birth, as well as an image of OJ Simpson's murdered ex-wife Nicole Brown covered in bruises.

She walked back her statements on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 17), tweeting, "I'd be thrilled to fight alongside Caitlyn Jenner. I just want her to know there is a monumental fight to be had." Read her full comments below:


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