It’s been a long journey for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, formerly known to the world as Bruce Jenner, one which has been covered by every news outlet for years, especially since the recent announcement of her transition on the Diane Sawyer television special. which attracted almost 17 million viewers.
While transphobia still very much exists in today’s more liberal society, it’s surprising to see so much support for #CallMeCaitlyn, in-fact it almost makes me believe in the morality of the human race. It’s hard to not think Caitlyn looks great however, even with the glaring Anna Gunn vibe I’m getting from the images – which isn’t a bad thing.Jenner, 65, while identifying as a man, first became known to the world as an athlete, who took home the gold medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Since then, she had starred in a number of forgettable made-for-television movies and had guest spots on several shows but it was her marriage to Kris that really put her on the map. Since 2007, she has been a regular cast member of the hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, appearing alongside her daughters Kendall and Kylie as well as her ex-wife and former step-children, the Armenian trinity: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe.
I’m sure Kris is pretty pissed off that Caitlyn rejected a prime opportunity to follow the “K” family tradition with her chosen name but perhaps doing that would feel way too gimmicky.
The PR company who is overseeing Ms Jenner’s publicity really deserves a pat on the back. They’re using carefully planned methods of attack to not over-do the situation but to handle it tastefully every now and again, which I believe is not only in respect to the Trans community, but is also a counter-attack to the argument that the Kardashian clan are way too over-exposed as it is.
Being featured in Vanity Fair is a huge deal, not to mention the classy photo shoot was done by the incredible Annie Leibovitz, who is just a master of bringing out beauty and grace in her subjects, all you need to do is look at her iconic photographs on Google images to know she’s the perfect person to shoot the big reveal.
All of this however, comes at the most opportune time, since Jenner is set to debut her own reality show on the E! network this July which documents her public life living as a woman. The show is sure to be a success, since in mere hours, the newly made Caitlyn Jenner twitter account gained almost 2 million followers.
Caitlyn’s family have also stepped in to support the cover, with daughter Kendall announcing “be free now pretty bird” to her 10 million followers, while Kim Kardashian left her vanity at home for a moment to promote @Caitlyn_Jenner, with a kind “How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!” – how very eloquent, girl.
So, how do you rate today’s trending topic? Sick of hearing more about the Kardashians? or do you think this is a great step forward in the publicity of trans issues?