Caitlyn Jenner received a tremendous amount of support when she first revealed her struggle with gender identity. Unfortunately, there are some people who refuse to acknowledge Caitlyn as a woman…and conservative talk show radio host Glenn Beck is one of them.
Radio host Glenn Beck, 51, seemingly has no problem with Caitlyn Jenner, 65, being a woman…or so he said at the Libertarian FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 10. There’s just one thing — Glenn won’t call Caitlyn a lady because, in his own words, “‘he is a dude.”
“Don’t tell me I have to start calling him a woman,” Glenn said at the libertarian conference in Vegas, according to the Daily Mail. The conservative radio talk show host was said to have repeatedly referred to Caitlyn as Bruce Jenner throughout his speaking session. “I don’t want to be Bruce Jenner. I cannot imagine what his life is like. I feel bad for Bruce Jenner…because people are going to say nasty things about him, because he is a dude. I’m not going to judge him.” Although Glenn’s comments aren’t very surprising due to his conservative nature and where he stands on LBGT issues — he is against same sex marriage — the words are still very ignorant and hurtful.
Once the radio host made it clear that he’s refusing to call Caitlyn a woman, he basically went on to say that the 65-year-old doesn’t bother him at all. “Bruce Jenner is no harm off my nose. It doesn’t hurt me,” Glenn said during his session. It’s unfortunate that Glenn can’t accept Caitlyn for who she is, but, luckily, his negativity towards her is mostly overshadowed by all the support Caitlyn has received from the public.
President Obama Shows His Support For Caitlyn Jenner
When Caitlyn first shared her struggle with gender identity, majority of the world accepted her with open arms, especially her well known peers. Even President Barack Obama, 53, was among the many public figures to send Caitlyn a message of support.
“It takes courage to share your story,” President Obama tweeted in response to Caitlyn’s first tweet on June 1. “Your story matters in the fight for LGBT rights—share it here: http://ofa.bo/s6mA.” It does take a lot of courage to share your story and live your truth. Caitlyn has done a great job of living her life the way she wants and deserves to after her story went public.
What do you think, Hollywoodlifers? Is Glenn being disrespectful for not wanting to call Caitlyn by the gender she identifies with?
— Michelle Phi