Some of you were aware that I was “live tweeting” Bruce Jenner’s interview. I’ll be honest – live tweets aren’t my thing.
I like interacting, but I can’t really multi-task, so I dropped out pretty quickly. It was a fun way to bond with my mother in law, who had no idea of what live tweeting was. We had good laughs about the setting up aspect of it. (I don’t think this works. Where’s this hashtag thing you’re talking about?)
Besides the obvious thing he addressed, there were a few things I took from it.
– So far it seems like most of his children are being supportive. That is a huge deal. I don’t have transgender friends, but I do have homosexual friends, and the acceptance/support of family is the most important thing.
– Most of the tweets were positive. As they should be! I mean, it took guts to stand in front of millions and open up your heart. And from what I could see most people were supportive of his decision. I mean, you don’t have to agree, or support it, honestly. But respect it.
– Paparazzi are disgusting. I mean, how nasty do you have to be to get a photo? I don’t buy magazines for myself, but they are my guilty pleasure during lunch time at work. I’ll try to make a point to stop looking at them. Seeing how much they harassed him (and probably harass most celebrities) disgusted me.
I love how he took it. Diane was a bit weird/judging him at times. It’s nothing unexpected when you think of all the repercussion this has been having already. But at times it felt uncomfortable.
I’m glad he decided to live life as he always wanted to. It’s been eye opening just how long he’s struggled with himself for fear of disappointing people. And whether you agree with this or not, just look at the astounding numbers of people who are mistreated, harassed, hurt, and take their lives every year because of this issue. Is it fair to them?
I don’t see how this is anyone’s business but the person’s. I see your point of “I don’t want to share a bathroom with a guy” argument, but it’s probably as uncomfortable to him as it is to you. I don’t have kids so I can’t get too much into that, but I hope I’ll be able to tell my children the truth: some people are different. It’s ok. We welcome them all. It’s not our place to judge, but we should love all humans.
I know this became a rant, but I was really glad to watch it. It’s his journey, and even if he didn’t have to, he decided to invite us into it. I can appreciate that – because it led to us understanding more of it. And I can’t help but be secretly happy that the Kardashians didn’t really show up to steal the spotlight.
In his words: I will be open-minded and have an open heart. Not with Bruce Jenner, the celebrity, but with the community. Because the struggle they face every day, just by not being what they believe they are is enough for me to back off. I will not add to their injury. Again, whether you support it or not, I don’t think it’s our place to judge.
Did you watch it? What were your thoughts?