Not a single member of the Kardashian klan has spoken out about Caitlyn Jenner’s run for California governor more than 24 hours after she first announced her campaign.
The echo chamber coming from the reality stars over Jenner’s political venture became deafening Saturday as the family still found the time to push a new fragrance line, lifestyle platform and their Kardashian Kloset clothing site through their social media accounts.
A source close to the family told TMZ the Kardashians won’t be making an appearance on Jenner’s campaign trail and won’t be publicly endorsing the 71-year-old.
Jenner formally announced her run for governor of California on social media Friday under the slogan ‘Caitlyn For California’.
While she is yet to confirm if she is running as a Republican or as an Independent, Jenner has surrounded herself with a team of former Donald Trump aides and is a registered Republican, who voted for Trump in 2016.
News of her campaign sparked an instant backlash on social media with the phrase ‘HELL NO’ trending and prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community slamming the move as a ‘vanity campaign.’
Not a single member of the Kardashian klan has spoken out about Caitlyn Jenner’s run for California governor more than 24 hours after she first announced her campaign (the family in 2016)
Jenner (above) announced on social media Friday she is running for governor of California
Now, the silence coming from the Kardashian suggests Jenner is struggling to get the support of her own family as well.
In the 27 and counting hours since Jenner tweeted the launch of her campaign Friday morning, the reality stars have shared multiple social media posts with their millions of online followers.
Kim shared a post and multiple stories on her Instagram throughout the day Friday promoting her new fragrance collaboration with floral designers Jeff Leatham.
‘Jeff Leatham by @KKWFRAFRANCE is available now! I had so much fun creating these scents with @JeffLeatham,’ she wrote, alongside a post sharing images of a photoshoot for the collection.
The 40-year-old also added several posts to her story of other people promoting the fragrance.
Early Saturday, Kim then posted another Instagram post showing a collection of children’s cars, with the caption: ‘Garage.’
Kourtney, meanwhile, promoted Poosh on her Instagram stories Friday – her lifestyle brand named after her daughter Penelope’s nickname.
She also posted a photo of herself in a bikini eating bread with the cryptic message: ‘I don’t know what’s going on, so I’m just appreciating my bread.’
Jenner’s daughters Kendall and Kylie also skirted around her campaign on their social media accounts.
Kylie filled the void by promoting Kardashian Kloset on her Instagram story, where the Kardashian Jenner family sell their used designer clothing.
In the 27 and counting hours since Jenner tweeted the launch of her campaign Friday morning, the reality stars have shared multiple social media posts with their millions of online followers. Kim shared a post and multiple stories on her Instagram throughout the day Friday promoting her new fragrance collaboration with floral designers Jeff Leatham
The 40-year-old also added several posts to her story of other people promoting the fragrance
Early Saturday, Kim then posted another Instagram post showing a collection of children’s cars, with the caption: ‘Garage’
Kendall and Khloe Kardashian broke rank by not promoting their brands but still shared posts not related to Jenner’s political ambitions.
Kendall posted a video of herself running through a field with a horse and later posted the song ‘One of dem nights’ on her stories.
But, while they were busy pushing their glamorous lifestyles and business lines, there was been no mention from any of the family members of Jenner’s run.
A source told TMZ that although the family was given a heads up ahead of Jenner’s ‘Caitlyn for California’ announcement, they aren’t keen to play politics and don’t agree with her more right-leaning views.
It has been said that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe will not publicly endorse anyone else, including sitting Governor Gavin Newsom, who could be removed in a recall.
Meanwhile questions are being asked around whether Jenner will reveal some of her famous family’s finances when she discloses five years worth of tax returns – a requirement of the race.
Jenner appeared to be unfazed by the lack of support from her family though as she posted a photo on Instagram Saturday posing with a promo mug.
‘The support for this campaign has been amazing nationwide! Buy our top selling item – The Caitlyn for California Mug,’ she wrote.
Kourtney, meanwhile, promoted Poosh on her Instagram stories Friday – her lifestyle brand named after her daughter Penelope’s nickname
She also posted a photo of herself in a bikini eating bread with the cryptic message: ‘I don’t know what’s going on, so I’m just appreciating my bread’
Kylie filled the void by promoting Kardashian Kloset on her Instagram story, where the Kardashian Jenner family sell their used designer clothing
Kendall and Khloe Kardashian broke rank by not promoting their brands but still shared posts not related to Jenner’s political ambitions. Kendall posted the song ‘One of dem nights’
Jenner appeared to be unfazed by the lack of support from her family though as she posted a photo on Instagram Saturday posing with a promo mug
Jenner announced her bid by way of a Twitter press release where she called herself a longtime ‘compassionate disrupter,’ while labeling Newsom’s time as governor ‘disastrous.’
‘I’m in! California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality.
‘But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.
‘I have been a compassionate disrupter throughout my life, from representing the United States and winning a gold medal at the Olympics to helping advance the movement for equality.
‘As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally fix our state before it’s too late.
‘Taking on entrenched Sacramento politicians and the special interests that fund them requires a fighter who isn’t afraid to do what’s right.
‘I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor.
‘This will be a campaign of solutions, providing a roadmap back to prosperity to turn this state around and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done to this state.
‘Small businesses have been devastated because of the over-restrictive lockdown.
A source close to the family told TMZ the Kardashians won’t be making an appearance on Jenner’s campaign trail and won’t be publicly endorsing her. Kim, Khloe and Kourtney
‘An entire generation of children have lost a year of education and have been prevented from going back to school.
‘Taxes are too high, killing jobs, hurting families and putting an especially heavy burden on our most vulnerable people.
‘This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends,’ she said.
She was referring to a November incident where Newsom, after shutting down the state and telling everyone not to socialize, was pictured dining indoors at a luxury restaurant with a group of at least 10 people for a friend’s birthday.
Jenner’s team includes controversial Trump aides.
She has hired Tony Fabrizio, a pollster who worked on both of Trump’s campaigns, and Brad Parscale also helped her in an informal role.
Parscale was removed as Trump’s campaign manager in the run-up to the 2020 election amid dropping poll numbers.
He has since been working on a platform to protect conservatives against cancel culture, called Campaign Nucleus.
In September, Parscale’s wife Candice called the cops to their home in Florida, saying he was suicidal and tried to hurt her during a public meltdown in which cops seized 11 firearms from his house.
He was involuntarily detained under Florida’s Baker Act for three days and slapped with a risk protection order, and the politico later blamed the outburst on his career and having lost two children.
Soft launch: The I Am Cait star announced her bid by way of a Twitter press release where she called herself a longtime ‘compassionate disrupter,’ while calling Newsom’s time as governor ‘disastrous’
Jenner’s campaign merchandise under the slogan ‘Caitlyn for California’ including wine glasses and mugs
Jenner is also being assisted by Caroline Wren who previously worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for President Trump’s 2020 campaign.
She also helped organize the rally he addressed immediately before the U.S. Capitol assault on January 6.
Jenner’s team also includes Steven Cheung, who worked at Trump’s White House in communications and who also worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003.
Her campaign seems to be a touchy situation for the sisters all around, who have long found themselves in the middle since she and Kris Jenner split.
As seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the family is still navigating their relationship with the I Am Cait star who dragged Kris’ name through the mud in both her Vanity Fair cover and her memoir.
And despite Kim’s activity in the political space and her good rapport with former GOP President Donald Trump with regards to prison reform, the family has leaned Democrat for the most part.
In 2012, Kim described herself as a ‘liberal Republican’ in conversation with The Guardian, but said she tends to vote Democrat.
She had backed President Obama, and vowed to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but a statement that was attributed to Kim in conversation with Wonderland Magazine made it known she was ‘on the fence.’
‘At first I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m so Hillary [Clinton]’, but I had a long political call with Caitlyn last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence,’ she told the magazine.
Note: The statement was cited in context on The Evening Standard website, but it never appeared in the online or print version of Kim’s spread.
And when now estranged spouse Kanye West made a bizarre bid for president in the summer of 2020 under the ‘Birthday Party’ no members of the family — including Kim — publicly endorsed him.
Kanye made a late entry into the presidential race in July and held his bizarre first presidential rally in South Carolina where he cried on stage and made the bombshell claim that he and Kim had considered aborting daughter North.
It sparked marital problems – prior to the couple’s filing for divorce.
Not a match: Despite Kim’s good rapport with former GOP President Donald Trump over prison reform, the family has leaned Democrat for the most part and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016; pictured 2019
‘On the fence’: Kim had backed President Obama, and vowed to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but a statement that was attributed to Kim in conversation with Wonderland Magazine made it known she was ‘on the fence’
On November 3 he then tweeted that he had voted for the first time in his life ‘for someone I truly trust… me’.
But it was unclear if he got the vote of his wife Kim, who encouraged her fans to cast their ballots to vote in the presidential elections on election day, but failed to mention her husband’s campaign.
Kim showed off her perfect pout while holding up a red, white and blue sticker close to her face.
And while she made no mention of who she voted for, she gave a like to Kid Cudi after he boasted about voting for Joe Biden in the presidential election.
She also lent her support to a Kamala Harris tweet where the Senator pleaded with voters to stay in line and report any form of intimidation.
Jenner, who is transgender, has also been slammed by LGBTQ+ community members who said it was a ‘hard pass’ that they would vote for her
Star Trek actor George Takei, who is gay, took to Twitter to make it ‘clear’ that he won’t be voting for Jenner and comparing her standing in the LGBTQ community to that of Candace Owens in the black community and Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn in the disabled community.
Kanye ran for the White House last year in a bizarre campaign that also failed to gain the support of the Kardashians
Kim did not back Kanye West last year during his failed presidential run either and retweeted Kamala Harris after voting
‘Black people wouldn’t vote for Candace Owen for office. The disabled community wouldn’t vote for Madison Cawthorn,’ he tweeted.
‘I’m LGBTQ but I won’t be voting for Caitlyn Jenner. Just so we’re clear.’
Another social media user also drew parallels between Jenner and Owens, tweeting: ‘To Fox News and the right. Caitlyn Jenner is to trans Americans what Candace Owens is to black Americans.’
Black conservative commentator Owens is known for her controversial views, sparking outrage last year when she said that George Floyd ‘has been held up as a martyr sickens me’ in the wake of his murder by white cop Derek Chauvin.
Other prominent LGBTQ members and groups also responded far from favorably to news of Jenner’s run, pointing to her longstanding support of Trump and the Republican party.
‘Make no mistake: we can’t wait to elect a #trans governor of California,’ tweeted Equality California – one of the state’s largest LGBTQ-rights.
‘But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass.’
Trans activist Charlotte Clymer blasted Jenner’s run a ‘vanity campaign’ and ‘selfish’ move that will allow transphobia to ‘go unchecked.’
‘Caitlyn Jenner is a deeply unqualified hack who doesn’t care about anyone but herself,’ Clymer wrote.
‘Her views are terrible. She is a horrible candidate.’
In another tweet, she added: ‘Caitlyn Jenner has no real support. I don’t care about her candidacy. I do care about the ways in which her asinine views will be weaponized against trans people and the ways in which transphobia will go unchecked.
Star Trek actor George Takei, who is gay, compared her standing in the LGBTQ community to that of Candace Owens in the black community
LGBTQ+ activist group Equality California said it ‘can’t wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner… Hard pass’
Trans activist Charlotte Clymer blasted Jenner’s run calling her a ‘horrible candidate’
Confirmation of her run sparked an instant backlash among the American public, celebrities and even the LGBTQ+ community with many people taking to social media to say it is a ‘hard pass’ that they would vote for her
‘This is purely a vanity campaign, and it’s incredibly selfish.’
Jenner is a registered Republican and voted for Trump in 2016 but not in 2020, in protest against his position on transgender issues.
But she has sparked controversy in the past over her own comments on LGBTQ+ rights.
Caitlyn said she wants to ‘take on’ Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom who she says imposed an ‘over restrictive’ lockdown that damaged businesses and children’s education
In 2017, Ellen DeGeneres revealed Jenner told her in a pre-taped interview for The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was a ‘traditionalist’ who was against same-sex marriage originally, but was now ‘OK with it.’
‘I’m older than most people in the audience, and I kind of like tradition, you know, and it’s always been a man and a woman,’ Jenner said.
‘If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it,’ she added.
Her comments left DeGeneres baffled, who said: ‘She still has a judgment about gay marriage.
‘And I said, ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you … and you still have a judgment about gay people and marriage.’ ‘
The recall election for California governor comes amid growing calls by Republicans to oust Governor Gavin Newsom.
If a Republican wins, it will be the first time they have held the state since 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger won.
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose and businessman John Cox, who lost to Newsom in the 2018 governor´s race, are also running.