Keeping busy Kamala? VP sends trans activist Dylan Mulvaney a one-year ‘birthday’ note
Transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney has revealed Vice President Kamala Harris sent her a letter to congratulate her on her 365th day of being a girl.
Harris praised Mulvaney’s ‘dedication and courage’ to ‘break barriers and inspire young people’ in a letter shared to the influencer’s Instagram account.
It comes just a week after Drew Barrymore divided by fans by kneeling in front of Mulvaney, who has come under fire for appearing to trivialize womanhood with her bimbo-like persona.
Mulvaney, who recently met President Biden in the White House, has been documenting her transition in a ‘Day of Girlhood’ series in which she shares daily updates on her transition to her 10.8 million TikTok followers.
As she celebrated her 365th day, Harris reached out with a signed letter which read: ‘Dear Dylan, I send you my warmest greetings as you celebrate your 365th day of living authentically.
Vice President Kamala Harris has congratulated transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney as she celebrated 365 days as a girl with a live show later uploaded to TikTok
‘Thank you for courageously sharing your story and your journey.
‘I appreciate your continued advocacy for the White House last year.’
She added: ‘Through your work as an activist and advocate for the LGBTQI+ community, you continue to break barriers and inspire young people across our nation and around the world.’
Harris – who recently hosted a Women’s History Month celebration with Megan Thee Stallion – went on to say the fight for trans rights ‘is far from over.’
‘Our Administration stands with the LGBTQI+ community in the ongoing struggle for true equity and equality and against hate and discrimination in all forms,’ she said.
She signs off the letter, which was dated on March 13: ‘I am grateful for your dedication and courage, and I hope you continue to use your platform to spread positivity and create change. I look forward to seeing all that you will accomplish in future.’
Mulvaney celebrated her 365th day as a girl with a live show in which she wore a pink dress in front of a studio audience.
Her controversial TikTok videos have previously sparked outrage for over-sexualizing and infantilizing womanhood.
Harries was pictured recently at her Women’s History month celebration with pop star Megan Thee Stallion
Mulvaney, 26, was an actor and comedian living in Los Angeles prior to her transition.
She joined TikTok in 2020 following a stint playing Elder White in the Book of Mormon on Broadway.
Last year she began her transitioning journey, becoming such a prominent name in the transgender community she met with President Joe Biden to discuss gender-affirming care in the US back in October.
She documented the event on TikTok, explaining that she had deliberately worn the colors of the transgender flag for the event.
At the time she described the meeting as productive, adding: ‘I left with a lot of hope and optimism, not only for just trans people, but many different topics,’ she said.
She also revealed Biden had watched her online series.
Critics have previously labelled her online persona – which appears to caricaturize women – ‘insulting.’
Responding to the criticism in one clip uploaded last summer she said: ‘I would consider myself right now, hyper feminine.
Mulvaney has come under fire in the past for appearing to trivialize womanhood by repeatedly referring to herself as a ‘bimbo’ and a ‘barbie doll’
The star is pictured at her event ‘Day 365 Live!’ held in New York on March 13
Mulvaney documented her traveling to the White House, including her decision to wear an outfit featuring the colors of the transgender flag
‘Like, I feel like a bimbo. I feel like a Barbie doll sometimes and I think right now that’s what I need to do for my inner child because I never got to wear the pretty dresses.
‘I never got to put on the makeup. And so now, it’s almost as if I’m like, reliving my younger self.’
She has enjoyed a string of high-profile partnerships with make-up brands such as Ulta Beauty, CeraVe and Haus Labs.
Last week she hit headlines when Drew Barrymore appeared to kneel down in front of her as they discussed online trolls during an interview on The Drew Barrymore Show.
The gesture raised eyebrows on social media, with many pointing out she was on her knees for a star who has been accused by some of trivializing womanhood with her infantilized online persona.
The two women were engaged in a conversation about online hate when Mulvaney said to Barrymore: ‘It’s interesting because I look at someone like you and I cannot imagine anybody disliking you.’
Barrymore responded by getting onto her knees as she said: ‘Oh please, do you want to know ironically who dislikes me the most sometimes? Myself.’
Mulvaney then joined her on the floor and the two embraced.
Barrymore later compared the online trolls terrorizing Mulvaney to her own experiences of receiving negative movie reviews as a child star.
Many people took to Twitter to complain about the bizarre gesture, with one viewer accusing Barrymore of ‘fawning’ over her guest.
Oli London, who has documented his own gender identity struggles in his book Detransition, said: ‘Drew Barrymore gets down on her knees to embrace Dylan Mulvaney after Dylan peddled a sob story about how hard it is being a woman!’
Twitter user Ginette Hardwick said: ‘Drew Barrymore kneels before the atrocious Dylan Mulvaney who caricatures “girlhood”. It’s not real, Drew, none of it. Please, stop being a handmaiden.’
It comes after Drew Barrymore divided viewers after appearing to kneel before transgender star Dylan Mulvaney
However, other viewers pointed out Barrymore often kneels before her guests during particularly emotional interviews.
Pictures shared online show the former child star kneeling before a litany of stars including Kate Hudson and Hillary Clinton.