Jenna Jameson Receives Death Threats After Expressing Outrage Over New Trans Playmate
When Jenna Jameson was converting to Orthodox Judaism, she chronicled her adventures on Twitter.
— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) June 9, 2015
Last week, when the Iran Deal was being discussed, again she took to Twitter with the hashtag #IStandwithIsrael. Regarding abortion, she also posted, siding with Conservative pundits like Ben Shapiro.
And when Playboy announced that the November centerfold was going to feature its first transgender Playmate, a French model named Ines Rau, she took to Twitter once again.
So @playboy just announced it will be featuring its first transgender playmate… 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) October 19, 2017
Later, Jameson, 43, told Fox News, “I just think it’s a ridiculous attempt by Playboy to stay relevant. It is a foolish decision that alienates its consumer base.”
Her responses were not well-received, to say the least – even inciting death threats against the former playmate and her daughter via Instagram, according to Jameson.
I am actually getting death threats over at my instagram 🤦🏼♀️
— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) October 22, 2017
Hope the death threats against my daughter end now
— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) October 23, 2017
One user responded, “So many LGBTQ people have been fans of you & actually looked up to you & your empire. That’s sad you would be so judgmental.”
“Just because I don’t agree with a trans person being in Playboy doesn’t mean I’m ‘transphobic,'” said Jameson.
Playboy, however, was not surprised that controversy would erupt over their landmark decision.
The magazine responded with their own set of tweets, drawing parallels between Letters to the Editor from 1965 -when they featured their first African American playmate, Jennifer Jackson- to reactions on social media about Ines Rau.
Many fans revoked their subscription or returned the issue. pic.twitter.com/Xueo3hSDmx
— Playboy (@Playboy) October 19, 2017
“It’s the right thing to do. We’re at a moment where gender roles are evolving,” Cooper Hefner told The New York Times last week.