Bruce Jenner: Victim Of The Transgender Equivalent To Blackface

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Bruce Jenner is on the cover of the latest issue of In Touch magazine, and Kris Jenner isn’t happy about it. The cover shows a photoshopped image of Bruce wearing make-up with the headline, “Bruce’s Story: My Life as a Woman”. The cover is considered low, even by tabloid standards. And according to TMZ, Kris Jenner agrees. It’s been reported that Kris has expressed her disgust over the cover to her close friends. Kris is reportedly telling friends, “It's just mean to do whether or not it's true.”

People from the LGBT community have also spoken out against the cover. Howard Bragman, chairman of Reputation.com, said, “It's the transgender equivalent of blackface. It is offensive, unacceptable and transphobic.” Bragman added, “Magazines fight for attention and they're certainly getting that. I do not believe in the concept of attention at any price.”

Bragman elaborated on his views regarding Jenner and his rumored sex change by saying, “It's provocative, of course! To see his Adam's apple gone, to see the changes he's gone through, the polished nails. But it's none of your business until he decides, on his terms and his time. And we should all be willing to abide by the outcome.”

On Thursday, January 15, Jenner was seen in public for the first time since the magazine cover was made public. He was accompanied by security after attending a meeting at a studio in California. And while he looked forlorn in the picture, it’s been reported that Jenner doesn’t care about all the rumors surrounding his personal life. According to TMZ, Bruce’s close friends have reportedly stated that he doesn’t care about the rumors, and that “he doesn’t even pay attention to this stuff.”

The rumors about Jenner undergoing a sex change started circulating after he gradually began changing his appearance following his divorce with Kris.

Val Powell

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