Caitlyn Jenner Apologizes for 'Man in a Dress' Comments
“I think it’s much easier for a trans woman or a trans man who authentically kind of looks and plays the role,” the 66-year-old former Olympian said in the interview. “I want to dress well. I want to look good.”
Here is what Caitlyn wrote in her blog post:
“This week a lot of attention was brought to my comments in my Time interview, in which I said that my appearance is important to me, that I want people to be at ease when they encounter me, and that people are still uncomfortable if a trans person looks like ‘a man in a dress,’” Caitlyn wrote. “I think I caused a lot of hurt with this comment, and I’m truly sorry.”
“What I was trying to say is that our world really is still a binary one, and that people who look ‘visibly transgender’ sometimes can struggle for acceptance and may be treated poorly by others. And while this may be true, it’s also something that needs to change,” she added.
“My comments probably made it seem like all I care about is fashion, or makeup, or appearance. I can tell you I really enjoy all of that—it’s who I am. It’s the world I come from, and as a person in the media I have certain expectations for myself,” Caitlyn said. “But I am only one person. There are a lot of ways of being trans. And I want to help create a world in which people are able to express their gender in any way that is true and authentic for them. And most importantly – a world in which how a trans person is treated isn’t dependent on how they look.”
Go to CaitlynJenner.com now to read the full blog post.