‘Blatant Censorship’: Media Outlet Edits Teen’s Op-Ed Criticizing Transgender Athletes in Female Sports (VIDEO)

Former high school track athlete Chelsea Mitchell was the “fastest girl in Connecticut” at one point in time until the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) began allowing transgender girls to compete in women’s sports.

Last week, USA Today published an op-ed from Mitchell about competing against transgender athletes and her decision to push forward with an appeal of the case. On May 25, editors at USA Today, without notice to Chelsea, changed the word “male” to “transgender” throughout her piece and condemned her use of “hurtful language.”

In an editor’s note, the outlet explained that the op-ed was updated to “reflect USA Today’s standards and style guidelines. We regret that hurtful language was used.”

In a series of tweets, Mitchell’s attorney, Christiana Holcomb, accused the media organization of “unilaterally” changing Mitchell’s words after acquiescing to “backlash from the woke mob.” . . .

Mitchell is one of three Connecticut female high school track stars who filed a lawsuit to overturn the state athletic conference’s transgender policy at the beginning of 2020. (Read more from “‘Blatant Censorship’: Media Outlet Edits Teen’s Op-Ed Criticizing Transgender Athletes in Female Sports” HERE)

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