For Caitlyn Jenner’s family, adjusting to her transition has been a long learning process. Her daughter, Kylie, isn’t immune from slipping up every once in awhile. That’s what happened when she forgot to use Cait’s preferred pronouns.
Kylie Jenner, 18, absolutely loves her dad, and has given Caitlyn Jenner, 65, nothing but support and praise since her transition. But in a tweet sent on September 19, she slipped up and called Caitlyn “him.” It’s a mistake, but one that’s understandable in the short period since Cait’s transition.
To make things easier for her family after her transition, Caitlyn has allowed all her children and stepchildren to continue calling her “dad.” But she has expressed that her preferred gender pronouns are feminine: “she/her/she’s,” etc. While her kids probably know this, it’s still tough sometimes trying to remember and use them with frequency after knowing their father as a different gender.
Kylie tweeted “They asked me to go to Iheartradio and I wanted to but I promised my dad I would spend some time w him this weekend. Who’s there is it fun?” It’s such a sweet message. She was offered a trip to one of the biggest music festivals in the country, but she turned it down for a chance to spend some father-daughter time with Caitlyn.
Some pointed out that she called Caitlyn “him” in her tweet, but it doesn’t seem like it was done with malice. After writing “my dad,” it’s understandable that her mind could slip and go back to old habits. It doesn’t seem like Cait would come down too harsh on her; if anything, once she realizes she used “him,” it could be a learning experience.
It’s all about still trying to adjust. Other people in Cait’s family, like Kylie’s big sister Kim Kardashian, have stated that they had a hard time adjusting at first. HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Kylie using the wrong pronouns to refer to Caitlyn? Tell us in the comments and take our poll.
— Samantha Wilson