Martina Navratilova expresses her disgust in Hunter Schafer’s ‘derogatory’ thoughts on women

Martina Navratilova has once again lashed out at a trans star for her controversial comments regarding women.

Martina Navratilova expresses her disgust in Hunter Schafer’s ‘derogatory’ thoughts on women

Martina Navratilova and Hunter Schafer ( Credits: DNA India and People)

Former Czech-American tennis player Martina Navratilova has once again grabbed attention as she expressed her dissatisfaction over a seemingly derogatory comment made by Hunter Schafer, a trans star in the new ‘Hunger Games‘ movie.

The trans star took to social media to express her opinion on how she thought that her gender was highly influenced by the need to be used by men. Lashing out at this derogatory statement made by the Hunger Games star, the retired tennis professional replied, saying:

Yikes…”a need to be used by men”. Pretty sad this is what he thinks of women.

The trans star in the new Hunger Games movie ‘The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes’, Hunter Schafer, recently posted a controversial message on her social media profile that allegedly seemed to portray women as a need to be used by men.

The star also made a few other highly aggressive and debatable statements, saying:

The idea of being eaten used to arouse me. he goes on to say men eat women, and both men and women fetishize rape.

These comments were not well received by the 18-time Grand Slam title champion. Known to be bold and fierce in expressing her opinion, she expressed her extreme disgust over these disputable comments.


Martina Navratilova is known for often not shying away and facing pressing issues regarding the social well-being of people and tennis as well. This has often landed her a wide range of criticism as well.  

Martina Navratilova has previously targeted Trans women for their inclusion in the women’s category of tennis

The tennis icon has been evident in her feelings about the inclusivity of trans women in the female category of tennis. Though she is a gay rights activist after coming out in 1981, she is aggressively opposed to the idea of trans women playing in the same category as women.

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova ( Credits: NBC News)

The 67-year-old retired tennis player feels that trans women have an unfair advantage over women, and she would never have liked to face trans women during her playing days.


The 18-time Grand Slam title champion has also received wide backlash and criticism for maintaining her stance on such a sensitive issue, but she does not budge an inch as she is still actively expressing her opinion frequently on social media platforms.

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