Alright, who called this? Some people will do anything for fame. Even if that means giving up your ‘gender identity’ and turning into a ‘woman’. How humiliating.
Kris Jenner’s ex, Bruce Jenner, is one of the most popular transgender celebrities in the world. This is after making a highly publicized transition last year to being a woman. Consequently, Bruce Jenner’s name was changed to Caitlyn Jenner. Coming out as transgender was something that shocked many who knew Bruce to be a “man’s man” considering his highly athletic, competitive side and outdoorsy nature. He first came into the spotlight in 1976 after winning gold at the 1976 Olympics decathlon race.
Some of the people most affected by his transgender transition included his daughter Kendall Jenner. The whole Kardashian clan was also tense, especially in the weeks preceding the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner to the world. The following was Kim Kardashian’s revelation in relation to this as highlighted by US Magazine:
“The About Bruce special is about to come out this week. Our emotions are incredibly raw in this special, and I think it’s high anxiety for all of us.”
This was while on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Of all his kids, Kendall took the longest to come to terms with the reality that her father was now a woman and initially avoided meeting him as Caitlyn. Expressing the contradictions she was facing, she stated that things happened too fast and she needed time to adjust. This was while speaking to Khloe Kardashian during an episode of KUWTK. The following is a quote of her statement:
“I’m alright. I feel like it’s a process. It’s something to get used to, for sure. But the only thing is, I haven’t met her [Caitlyn]… It’s also a letting-go thing. It’s like when you officially meet her it’s like, he’s gone. I think that’s what I’m holding on to. That’s why I’ve taken so long to meet her… He’s the most amazing person I know. I couldn’t ask for a better dad. He taught me how to ride a bike and be the tomboy that I am… he would drive us to school and he would be the first one in line to pick us up.”
According to the Kardashian family’s biographer Ian Halperin:
“One source confirmed to me Caitlyn has made whispers of ‘sex change regret,’ hinting she might go back to being Bruce Jenner.”
According to one of Bruce Jenner’s closest friends:
“It hasn’t been easy for Caitlyn, it’s been very hard. She’s thrilled she has raised awareness about how transgender people have long been discriminated against but I think there’s a chance she’ll de-transition in the next couple years. I don’t think it would surprise anybody in her inner circle. It has been much harder than she anticipated. My heart goes out to her and I know her true friends will be there to support her on whatever path she chooses.”
That said, Bruce Jenner’s representative has trashed the allegations, terming them as untrue.