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Caitlyn Jenner billboard sparks controversy


A Toledo, Ohio radio show host is under fire for a billboard spoofing Caitlyn Jenner.

The billboard shows Denny Schaffer mimicking Jenner's "Vanity Fair" magazine cover.

It also encourages people to "transition" to Schaffer's radio station and to not call him Caitlyn.

LGBT and other activists say the billboard is hurtful.

"It doesn't reflect my lived experiences.  It just was a reminder that, as a trans person in Toledo, that there are people who feel like my identity and me as a human being as a joke," said Lilian Briggs.  

In a statement, Schaffer says the billboard is simply a spoof of a magazine cover.

He also called Jenner a "hero".

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