Caitlyn Jenner blasts Ellen DeGeneres, claiming The Ellen Show interview ‘alienated’ her from ‘LGBTQ community’

Caitlyn Jenner blasts Ellen DeGeneres, claiming The Ellen Show interview ‘alienated’ her from ‘LGBTQ community’

Caitlyn Jenner has blasted Ellen for taking her views on marriage equality ‘out of context’, which left her feeling ‘alienated’ her from the LGBTQ community.

In her upcoming memoir, The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn said her controversial 2015 interview on The Ellen Show – where she discussed her former reservations on gay marriage – prompted an unexpected backlash.

Caitlyn says Ellen asked in a ‘friendly voice’ to discuss how her views on marriage equality have ‘progressed over the years.’

She wrote: ‘I believed, as anyone would, that that was exactly what she wanted to talk about my progression in terms of changing attitude over the years. I am for it. I did not initially understand why marriage was so important, influenced no doubt by my own personal experience. Now I do, and it’s a wonderful thing to see.

‘This discussion further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community. Ellen’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show [after the interview], where in my mind she even more emphatically took what I said out of context, made it go viral.’

During her original interview with Ellen, Jenner said she was a ‘traditionalist’ who would have previously rejected gay marriage. ‘I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was that the whole gay marriage issue came up, I was not for it,’ she said.

‘I am a traditionalist. I mean, I’m older than most people in the audience. I like tradition and it’s always been between a man and a woman and I’m thinking I don’t’ quite get it.’

She added: ‘But as time goes on, like a lot of people on this issue I’ve really changed thinking here, to I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness. That’s not my job. OK. If that word marriage is really, really that important to you I can go with it.’

When Ellen then accused her of being ‘still a little not on board’ with the idea, Caitlyn replied: ‘No I’m on board. It’s going to be pretty much the law of the land. So I still feel like yeah, I’m OK with it. I don’t want to stand in front of somebody’s happiness.’

DeGeneres later discussed Caitlyn’s comments in a radio interview.

“She still has a judgment about gay marriage,” DeGeneres told Howard Stern. “I said, ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you, this is like really confusing to people. And you want us to understand, and that you still have a judgment about gay people and marriage.’”

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  1. Mandy
    May 01, 07:08 Reply

    OK this book is looking more and more like something that’s a must read.

    • Pink Panther
      May 01, 07:44 Reply

      ?????? No love lost here at all.

      I actually am hoping to get the book. Hopefully it’ll have a better understanding of the transgender person in it.

      • Francis
        May 01, 07:46 Reply

        We were meant to get that understanding from I Am Cait but the goat killed it with his useless Republican ass views ???

        • Pink Panther
          May 01, 07:49 Reply

          ?? That’s something no liberal gay man will forgive her for in a hurry.

          See what I did there? Her. ☺? I know say you dey vex, but still accord her the regard of the right pronoun na.

      • Jerry
        May 02, 13:35 Reply

        Francis there was no need misgendering her! I felt hurt, your comment is way too backward and I see you as a transphobe.

        • Francis
          May 02, 14:17 Reply

          Hmmmm, out of anger/dislike for what she’s turning into, i used the wrong pronoun and I’m automatically a transphobe?! Wawu. Wawu

        • Pink Panther
          May 02, 14:19 Reply

          Uh Jerry, calm down. I think it was pretty obvious he misgendered her mistakenly. Go easy on the way you wave that hateful label around.

  2. Abi
    May 01, 13:05 Reply

    I dont care really how much “out of context” her comment was taken, if you listen closely to her she still judges gay people.

  3. Yazz Soltana
    May 02, 00:58 Reply

    Yes, some of y’all still hold views you’ve been indoctrinated with all this years

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