Caitlyn Jenner accused of transphobia

Caitlyn Jenner accused of transphobia

Caitlyn Jenner is facing a backlash from the trans community, after claiming it’s “easier” if you don’t look like “a man in a dress”.

The reality star and former Olympian opened up to TIME Magazine, after making the shortlist for Person of the Year.

Speaking about the importance of image, she said: “One thing that has always been important for me, and it may seem very self-absorbed or whatever, is first of all your presentation of who you are. I think it’s much easier for a trans woman or a trans man who authentically kind of looks and plays the role.

“So what I call my presentation. I try to take that seriously. I think it puts people at ease. If you’re out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable.

“So the first thing I can do is try to present myself well. I want to dress well. I want to look good. When I go out, as Kim [Kardashian] says, you’ve got to rock it because the paparazzi will be there.

She added: “The second thing I want to do in living my life authentically is be intelligent on the subject. Hopefully as time goes on I’ll learn more and more and more and get better at that.”

The comments have upset some members of the trans community, who don’t have access to Jenner’s vast wealth to achieve her level of glam.

It’s not the first time she has shocked LGBT fans. Earlier this year, she admitted that she used to oppose equal marriage, before publicly coming out as transgender. Explaining that she had changed her mind on the issue, she said: “If the word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.”

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53 Comments

  1. Kenny
    December 15, 07:11 Reply

    One begins to wonder if she really is Transgender… .. .. .. .

  2. ken
    December 15, 07:27 Reply

    Puhleese they shld give her a break! She only just came out this year, yet haters no let the babe rest. Na wa o!

  3. Dennis Macaulay
    December 15, 07:29 Reply

    They need to cut her some slack. She is still learning, we are all still learning on this issue and quite frankly she has done a lot for the trans community and shed a very positive light on them.

    • Keredim
      December 15, 09:05 Reply

      S/he is still learning how to talk, abi??

  4. Maximus
    December 15, 07:44 Reply

    ????. Oya KDians, over to you. They’re gonna hack you to pieces Cait.

    Oh and btw, you still sound like a man in a dress. I understand why trans people say its transphobia, its just like gay people telling other gay people its better to man up so that people will be more comfortable around you. Mtchew..

    • Francis
      December 15, 08:26 Reply

      Hmmmm, na true sha but the man up thing doesnt always carry a homophobic meaning. It’s sometimes just recommended so one can dodge the bullying small.

      • Maximus
        December 15, 08:32 Reply

        “Sometimes”
        But we know most people who say it have IH.

    • bruno
      December 15, 09:49 Reply

      exactly. couldn’t have said it better.

  5. #Chestnut
    December 15, 07:48 Reply

    Well,she didn’t really lie. It’s true that many trans ppl can’t (financially) afford to makes all d changes that would make them look exactly like their preferred gender,in every sense of the word,but let’s face it, a trans-woman who looks like a Victoria’s Secret angel will find it easier than one who looks like Vin Diesel,in a dress.

  6. Duke
    December 15, 07:49 Reply

    I should say something. I really want to, but i’ll let it slide.

  7. Francis
    December 15, 07:49 Reply

    ?? Eeeya, Brucer stays making the wrong statements. Lol. She’s still learning sha. I hope she doesn’t announce she’s voting Trump soon…..if she hasn’t done that already.

    • Dennis Macaulay
      December 15, 07:57 Reply

      Gay and Trans republicans make me laugh, the GOP candidates want to reverse all the progress made by America on LGBT rights and you want to vote them still?

      How does it make sense?

      • Francis
        December 15, 08:23 Reply

        She’s sadly a Republican first before trans. ??

        Candis and co still have a lot of work to do “reorienting” her.

        • Dennis Macaulay
          December 15, 08:35 Reply

          Three supreme Court justices are to be appointed, so if a Republican is in the white house you know what that means? Three new judges who are conservative and “family values ” oriented and the universal gay marriage ruling may be upturned.

          “Don’t ask don’t tell” will also be under threat!

          They should shine their eyes, there are more Americans that support gay marriage and gay rights than those who don’t, they should get on team Hillary!

          Where do they now want me and JustJames to have our wedding? *sigh*

          • Bryce
            December 15, 13:36 Reply

            The Equal marriage ruling was brought under the 14th Amendment clause,it can’t be overturned unless a constitutional amendment is passed (impossible).
            Also,DADT has been repealed so no cause for alarm.It won’t be easy,but Hillary is still the favorite to win it.

      • ken
        December 15, 08:33 Reply

        Thats why I feel like bitch slapping any moronic tb that claims to support jonathan. Like really? Someone just awarded u free 14yrs in kirikiri and u still stupidly support him like a mumu lamb to the slaughter house???

        • Dennis Macaulay
          December 15, 09:05 Reply

          Well I’m sure President Buhari also supports that draconian law but this one he is in a hurry to show the world how he is now a Democrat he will keep quiet about that law and pretend it’s not there!

          • ken
            December 15, 09:30 Reply

            You wont blame him. Nigerians already set a trap for him waiting to see if he will reject the hateful law and embrace tolerance. The haters that enacted the law were waiting to use that as a weapon to destroy the administratn even b4 it starts. I dont blame buhari, cos I will do same if I were in his shoes. Whether we like it or not the vast majority of nigerians are hateful homophobes, including most of our parents here.

            I wont be surprised if he initiates a bill to scrap it at the end of his tenure tho

  8. Delle
    December 15, 09:16 Reply

    This woman, no MAN is just so annoying. To think I used to love him (I won’t respect the tenets of his transition this time, sorry). This is just another homophobic individual that was unfortunately confused sexually.
    It’s just wrong. Insulting transvestites. Appraising yourself just cos you’re more privileged. Rupaul needs to speak up against this hypocrite!

    • Maximus
      December 15, 09:29 Reply

      Your age really shows in your writing @Delle.
      Just take two steps back and breathe… Then read your comment.

      • Dennis Macaulay
        December 15, 09:31 Reply

        Assin eh!

        Age has little to do with this please! How old is Rapum again?

        And transvestite?

        *sigh*

        • Brian Collins
          December 15, 19:05 Reply

          Una just break this stilettoes wey this gurl dey carry waka since. Not fair at all

        • Brian Collins
          December 15, 19:05 Reply

          Una just break the stilettoes wey this gurl dey carry waka since. Not fair at all

      • kacee
        December 15, 21:09 Reply

        says the grandfather MTCHEWWW

    • Pink Panther
      December 15, 11:26 Reply

      Delle, SHE may be a horrible role model and all that that you’ve heaped on her. But accord her the respect of refering to her with the right gender. I find it distasteful that you can voice the nonsense you just did here, and flare up with indignation when others on this blog take shots at you for being effeminate or equate you to a female. That’s hypocritical. Glass houses, Delle. Glass houses.

      • Delle
        December 15, 14:40 Reply

        I think I’m done with this blog. Do u guys have to be so spiteful in your reprimand, especially Dennis?
        Maybe I let my emotional hiccups overcloud my sense of reasoning, but did you have to be so mean as to compare me with someone I do not even know? Please, keep giving me more reasons to despise you.
        I’d just leave totally.

        • ronniephoenix
          December 15, 15:34 Reply

          Delle, it would be better if you left the bullys. I also support you.

          I think cait is a disgrace to the trans community and the lgbt community in general.

          • kacee
            December 15, 21:15 Reply

            seconded @ronniephoenix

        • Colossus
          December 15, 16:02 Reply

          That’s the thing with online insults, it’s quite hard to take it when it’s thrown right back. You don’t know Caitlyn but you felt she is a fraud and threw insults at her. Dennis does not know you but he also threw insults at you. How then do you get morally justified to throw a tantrum?

        • Delle
          December 15, 17:42 Reply

          Oh, at least people share my sentiments.
          Colossus, I’m trying my possible best not to be insulting, maybe I’d keep that politeness seeing as it isn’t required here. DM needs some brain straightening and I’d so indulge his disgusting self!

          • ronniephoenix
            December 15, 18:16 Reply

            It was wrong on all grounds for delle to call cait- a man, but then some people here also deliberately misgender. I think it’s a “gay” thing.

            Anyway, I still support delle, cait is a disgrace.

            Most people here on this blog are nothing more than savages. I think the criminalization of homosexuality has gotten into the brains of many gay people here in nigeria.

      • Brian Collins
        December 15, 19:08 Reply

        Ewo, I don find trouble o. Delle is effeminate? I didn’t know before I wrote Gurl o.
        But seriously done with the blog? Just like that? ‘Tonto Dike’ much? (overly dramatic even in her bad acting.)

        • ronniephoenix
          December 15, 19:22 Reply

          He has every right to be angry at the “management” of this blog. It is mallicious and full of hateful and bigotic bullys and trolls.

        • Delle
          December 15, 20:32 Reply

          Delle is effeminate? Really? Maybe you should consider letting your brain control your finger pads…btw, I don’t even know who you are. So flush, please. All these overgrown bullies in this blog shaa, looking for that very wonderful individual that would nip the head of your dicks to your scrotal sacs!

  9. Kenny
    December 15, 09:23 Reply

    Is Rupaul a Transgender woman?

    • Dennis Macaulay
      December 15, 09:37 Reply

      Delle doesn’t know the difference between transgender, drag queen and transvestite!

      But there is Google!

  10. Kester
    December 15, 10:47 Reply

    Luxembourg Dennis, you can Wed there, their prime minister wedded a foine guy and James would be thrilled to pieces, the only problem would be the scandalous divorce that would follow three days later cos the twinks there are like wow and we all know your ability to resist temptations is nada, also James and monogamy go together in any language in the universe so…………. LEAVE JAMES ALONE!!!!!!!!He deserves a happy ever after Disney style

  11. Kenny
    December 15, 11:29 Reply

    Lol. James wee you keep quiet?

  12. ronniephoenix
    December 15, 15:36 Reply

    O yeah, caitlyn giving me more reasons to throw her to the uttermost “hole” in my head

  13. Chizzie
    December 15, 16:52 Reply

    But she looks like a man in a dress. There’s absolutely nothing feminine about her what so ever. Transgender ppl hardly ever look exactly like the sexes they have transitioned into. You’ll always be able to tell because they lack authenticity or a certain refinement. They are either always overly sexual in a way that ppl born into that sex aren’t, and sometimes they look too constructed with over the top mannerisms. You can’t imitate the real stuff.

    I think Caitlyn in all honesty is full of crap. And If she thinks she really looks like a woman then she owes all women an apology

    • ronniephoenix
      December 15, 18:19 Reply

      I don’t know if to call you crazy or to support you, But you are right in some way.

    • Brian Collins
      December 15, 19:11 Reply

      Chizzie tell that to that Nigerian Transexual, the one they said has a video she danced to Anaconda in.

  14. kacee
    December 15, 21:40 Reply

    The bullying here is something else. Bullies attack individuals they don’t like (pls stop making it so obvious) no matter what that person say or do they just follow and attack…….. to those who don’t know “AGE A’INT NOTHING BUT A NUMBER”

    • Maximus
      December 15, 22:29 Reply

      Lots of shades spotted, but since you’re a part of our Illuminati group, I’m gonna cut you some slack.
      Your gurl screwed up.. Advice is what you shld give and not this…

  15. Dickson Clement
    December 15, 22:59 Reply

    Ever since her transition I find it difficult to understand her? Even as a doctor I have wondered how the genital reconstruction will be? Will there be a true vagina or a dick and a steroid induced testicular shrinking? When asked about her sexuality, She said she is not gay! Or Lesbian! *refering to the vanity Fair interview*. So, what is her sexuality now? I think She just wanted to steal the cameras from those Kardashian babe’s.

    • ronniephoenix
      December 16, 10:03 Reply

      …………Or you could watch an srs video.

      Sexuality is fluid and complicated (I know).

      I love the kardashians with all my heart.

  16. jay
    December 16, 16:25 Reply

    *walks past*
    *flips newly fixed Peruvian hair*
    *keeps walking*

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