The Special Olympics has condemned Caitlyn Jenner for repeatedly using the R-word on Twitter.
“Words matter. Do better, Ms. Jenner,” the sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities said in an exclusive statement to Page Six on Friday.
“Special Olympics has worked tirelessly to eradicate the use of the R-word, and your repeated use of it is being seen by millions of your social media followers.”
The nonprofit also invited Jenner to “attend any event” from one of its 200 programs across the globe so that she can interact with Special Olympics athletes and “learn more about how to be an advocate for inclusion.”
Ironically, the former athlete attended a Special Olympics event in 1979, three years after she won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games. She also spoke at the 1985 Special Olympics in Park City, Utah.
“I get more out of it than the kids do. It makes you put things in perspective,” she said of her involvementwith the organization at the time.
Jenner, 74, came under fire on Wednesday for tweeting the R-word in response to Donald Trump Jr. calling President Biden “f&$king re$?&;ed” for renewing a sanctions waiver that would grant Iran access to $10 billion from Iraq.