A photoshopped image gracing the cover of InTouch Weekly magazine of Bruce Jenner looking eerily like 67-year-old Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham, has enraged the transgender community as well as his ex, Kris Jenner.
The completely fabricated cover and story, with the headline Bruce’s Story: My Life As a Woman, features the photo of what Bruce would look like as a woman, complete with makeup, hair and apparently Beacham’s body.
According to Page Six, Bruce’s head was photoshopped onto the body of Beacham from a Getty Images photo that was originally shot at a BARREtoned Studio launch party in London in 2013.
According to the InTouch article, sources revealed “what Bruce wants to look like when his transformation is complete, and their inside knowledge was used for our photo recreation.”
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The article also claims Bruce will come out as a transgender woman in 2015, and he’ll do it on the cover of the LGBT magazine, The Advocate. Hollywood Life reported that an inside source at The Advocate said the magazine “would love to cover the story. However, according to Inquisitr, The Advocate denies the report.
Matthew Breen, editor in chief of The Advocate, issued a response to the apparently fabricated article.
“I’m astounded that Bonnie Fuller’s Hollywood Life would claim to have ‘all the details’ on Bruce Jenner’s ‘big magazine plans’ because their story is a total fabrication — like InTouch‘s distressing Photoshopped cover,” said Breen. “Neither publication has any insider source with knowledge of The Advocate‘s planned coverage.”
Others in the transgender community are just as distressed at the magazine’s choice to publish the photo and article.
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, voiced her disgust in an editorial for The Advocate.
“That anybody is still trying to ‘shock’ people about transgender people is really sad,” she said.
“Damn it,” Bernstein wrote in all-caps. “Bruce Jenner is being bullied, and publicly shamed for no other reason than being trans. I’m so sorry for B.J.”
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Gigi Gorgeous, the YouTube sensation and a transgender woman, couldn’t agree more.
“It’s always sad to see the media alter images of someone in the public eye,” Gorgeous told The Advocate via email. “Until Bruce chooses to share his story — whatever it is — it’s no one’s business. Being transgender is not a joke or something to poke fun at.”