If Bruce Jenner Seriously Is Transitioning To A Woman, Then We Really Need To Lay Off

Khloe Kardashian and Bruce Jenner attending a Clippers game together March 2013Alright you guys, we have to do some real talk for a second: if Bruce Jenner is seriously transitioning from male to female, then everybody needs to lay off him. Like big time. I enjoy joking and poking fun as much as the rest of you (maybe even more, actually), but we are dipping our toes into some pretty serious ponds, and everyone needs to be aware of that.

To a certain extent, it’s a fun joke that with every passing day, Bruce becomes more like a woman. He’s growing his hair out, beginning to emphasize his facial features, wearing earrings in both ears, growing out his nails, and talking about shaving his trachea. WHAT A SILLY OLD IDIOT. Doesn’t he realize that every single one of those things makes him look and seem more feminine?

Well…yeah. He probably does. The media jokes about it enough that I can’t imagine there’s any way he’s not aware of it. And yet he hasn’t stopped wearing earrings, hasn’t cut his hair, hasn’t stopped any of the behaviors that we’re all so delightedly poking fun at. At a certain point you have to accept that this might be an intentional thing. Sure, he’s denied that his laryngeal shave has anything to do with a male to female transition (which is what it’s primarily associated with in the medical community), instead saying, “I just never liked my trachea.” But are we really gonna pretend that these are all the hilarious bumblings of a guy who doesn’t realize what a pussy he’s being? Jimmy Kimmel is.

There just comes a point where a joke has so much potential for being real that it’s not funny anymore, right? It’s just mean. If Bruce really is transitioning, that’s far from an easy process, and its made even more difficult by his status as a public figure. Pretty much every person he’s related to is enormously famous, so if he’s considering an enormous lifestyle change, there’s nowhere he can really do it that’s out of the spotlight. And even if he isn’t, it’s safe to assume that he’s making the choices he is because they make him comfortable and it’s what he wants. And that should probably be enough for us.

I’m not saying we need to be walking on eggshells around Bruce all of a sudden, because I’m sure he can handle himself. I just would like for people to be aware of the potential for verging into the inappropriate, here. It’s like walking into a quiet room and cracking, “Wow, who died?” and then finding out someone did.

All I’m saying is be smart now so you don’t have to feel like an asshole later. That’s just good sense.

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    • Josie

      LOL. Oh the irony. So glad you’ve decided to be nice, Alexis. Does this apply to everyone you write about?

      • Abbe

        This IS a celebrity gossip site (LOL), why is this concept so difficult for some people to understand??? There will be a lot of people who will continue to write negative things about Bruce Jenner and she’s just saying that she’s going to tone it down a little.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Thank you, Abbe.

      • Abbe

        I think people complaining about gossip on gossip sites has become a pet peeve of mine.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Why don’t you tell me who specifically you’re referring to, so I can give a more informed answer.

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    • seymour butz

      so kris jenner was a lesbian

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    • Katie

      Alexis, you’re amazing! I come to this website several times daily because of the funny and clever articles you guys write, but this is just perfect. I agree with you on everything you’ve said here and the last sentence is just spot on. I’m very much impressed.

    • spiritedgal

      To be sure, some very heart wrenching soul searching went into the decision to transition, if that is, in fact what he is doing. As a celebrity, the changes do draw interest. But he is a human being first and foremost, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect as he really has no choice but to live under the scrutiny of John Q. Public.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Absolutely. I don’t envy him if that’s what he’s doing.

    • Mary MaryMary

      I agree with the article.There comes a time when gossip turns into bashing. If he is making these choices because he wants change who he is – or, better, change into who he really is, depending on how you look at it – we can very easily go from gossiping about his decisions to battering. I appreciate the heart behind the article, unfortunately most people will take little notice of it.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Thank you Mary, I appreciate the thought.

    • sugerboogar

      I love how these liberal writers are always lecturing us on how we should feel, how we need to react and just accept people, regardless on how stupid or how weird they make us all feel. Where does the weirdness end here? We are not supposed to ask Bruce Jenner why he is losing his mind in public? No intervention for a man who has obviously lost his way? I cannot believe how quickly this country has turned upside down, where good is bad and bad is the new good. I suppose as long as Liberals are in power we are going to remain broke, angry and unemployed with no morals, no rules, if it feels good, do it regardless of how much damage it does to everyone. Wake up Now before it is too late people.

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