Bruce Jenner’s personal life has been raked over in minute detail over the past week, since a source revealed last Saturday that Bruce WOULD allegedly be transitioning into a woman.
And whilst most people have been largely supportive about all of this, one trans activist has accused Bruce of using his transition to ‘sell a show’.
A pretty strong statement, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Speaking to TMZ, Zoey Tur – a campaigner and reporter in LA’s trans community – said that Bruce needs to be clearer on what’s going on:
“A lot of people are very suspicious about what’s going on because of his connection with the Kardashians, and they feel that if Bruce is transitioning gender, come out with it, you know – speak up.”
“We need our role models and there’s no greater role model than the world’s greatest athlete.”
“What’s the big deal? Many feel that gender is pitched in the reality show and using this build-up to gain more momentum and get paid to do an interview. This is a civil rights battle. This is not about selling TV shows. This is about saving lives.”
Meanwhile, it has come to light that the reason ex-wife Kris Jenner was so against discussing Bruce’s male-to-female transition was because she wanted to protect the couple’s youngest two daughters, Kendall and Kylie.
It is reported that the reality star and ‘momager’ had hoped that by denying the rumours she would prevent the teen girls from being “teased”.
A source told RadarOnline: “It certainly was no secret to Kris, and she was aware of Bruce’s female tendencies from very early on.
“Yet, Kris chose to have children with Bruce.
“And as their daughters, Kendall and Kylie got older, and the rumours about their dad were making the rounds, Kris was forced to lie about it to protect the girls.”
By the sounds of it, Bruce’s daughters were aware of the speculation surrounding their dad from a very early age, with the source adding: “From a very young age, the girls, especially Kylie, would ask Kris why people would say that about Bruce.
“Kris didn’t know what to say because it was true, but she didn’t want the girls to know.
“Denying it was the only thing Kris could do, it was almost as though Kris thought if she kept denying it, Bruce would stop.
“Everything that Kris did was to protect the girls because she didn’t want them to get teased by their friends.”
Bruce’s mum, Esther Jenner, came forward on Tuesday to showcase her undying support for the athlete, revealing that she had only just found out about his transition herself.
The proud mother told Radar Online: “I just learned about [his transition].
“Bruce filled me in, and we had a very long, long talk about it.
“I have never been more proud of Bruce for who he is, himself as a father, as an Olympian, a wonderful public speaker.
“He instills enthusiasm in people. He’s gifted.”
Now over to you, Bruce – whenever you’re ready.
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