Caitlyn Jenner, California Governor Hopeful, 'Not About Cancel Culture' Over Joy Behar

Caitlyn Jenner said she isn't about "cancel culture" in response to The View's Joy Behar, who issued an apology on Friday for repeatedly misgendering Jenner during a segment.

Behar was discussing Jenner's announcement that she is running for governor of California and repeatedly referred to Jenner using male pronouns. Jenner is a transgender woman.

She made an apology on-air following a commercial break, blaming a lack of sleep. But Jenner, an Olympian and reality TV star who has campaigned on transgender issues, appeared to downplay the issue on Twitter.

"Don't sweat it, @JoyVBehar," Jenner tweeted, sharing a story on the subject from E! Online.

"I'm not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns."

Behar had referred to Jenner as "he" while talking about the fact Jenner has file to run for governor.

"He's got this guy Brad Parscale running his campaign. What do you think about that?" Behar said. Parscale worked on former President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid, including as campaign manager from February to July that year until being replaced. He is attached to the Jenner campaign.

Behar criticized Parscale and again referred to Jenner by male pronouns but later apologized for her remarks.

"So first of all let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up," she said. "I think I just didn't get enough sleep last night. I had no intention of mixing them up, and I tried to correct it immediately, but whatever, it just came out. So I'm sorry if anybody was upset by that."

Jenner's entry into electoral politics comes as California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a recall effort. The Democrat has sought to depict the campaign against him as a partisan Republican effort.

"Gavin Newsom is so threatened by our campaign that he's trying to fundraise off my announcement instead of focusing on doing his actual job," Jenner wrote on Twitter on Friday.

"This is what entrenched politicians do. They play politics instead of doing what's right for the people of California. #RecallNewsom."

Hours after Jenner announced her intention to run, Newsom sent an email to donors connecting her to Trump, according to a Fox News report.

"Earlier this morning, Caitlyn Jenner announced she was running for Governor of California as part of this Republican recall attempt," the email said.

"What's more, she is working closely with Donald Trump's former presidential campaign manager and the person behind his small-dollar fundraising success."

The email cited Jenner's "personal wealth" and possible contributions from "right wing donors" before asking for donations of $3 to Newsom's campaign.

Newsweek has asked the Caitlyn Jenner campaign for comment on this article.

Caitlyn Jenner at the Women's March LA
Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Jenner has announced a run for governor of California. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images