Bruce Jenner Is a Hero And Other Observations

Apr 26, 2015

Were you one of the 17 million people that watched the Bruce Jenner interview last night on ABC’s 20/20? If so, can we discuss?

I stayed up until nearly midnight watching it and then proceeded to have Kardashian-ish dreams.

  1. Bruce Jenner is a hero.
  2. The best part of this story is how his older children Bert, Casey, Brandon, and Brody all support him. Brandon and Brody were estranged from him for many years and the way they have embraced him is inspiring. (I cried like a baby when Brandon was interviewed).
  3. I was touched by the support of his first two wives. Though Kris Jenner flipped out on Perez Hilton via Twitter insisting she was never asked for comment, the ABC news team begs to differ. There is no way an entire news team, let alone the ABC legal department would go to air without asking for comment from her camp multiple times.
  4. When one exposes themselves you can’t help but have empathy. If I were Kris Jenner’s publicist I would have suggested she say out of respect to Bruce she would comment after the special had aired so he could tell his story. Afterwards I might say how much I love and respect Bruce and how it has been truthfully a painful process. She could ask the public to bear with her as she navigates what is an obviously complicated situation. “As you can understand, it has been a learning process for everyone and I am not ready to discuss it yet.”
  5. I was surprised to hear that when he met Kris he had been on hormones for five years and had physically started transforming into a woman. “And [Kris] goes, ‘Well, OK, you like to wear women’s clothes.’ And I kind of downplayed it some.” Despite this they pursued a reality television about their family?
  6. In 2011 Kris wrote a memoir. Would you agree to write a memoir when there is this huge secret lurking? You can’t write a Selective Autobiography. You are either all in or out.
  7. Kim came around because Kanye told her it was okay? I am thrilled she supports Bruce, but I was perplexed by what made her open her mind. “They were talking about it and he says to Kim ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world. I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me, if I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything.'” So he had to circle it back to him to make a point about equality?
  8. The parent in me wants to rescue Kylie.
  9. I will continue to worship Diane Sawyer.

What did you think?

Bruce Jenner Interview

Bruce Jenner Interview


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