It’s insulting to hear about this upcoming, earth shattering, shocking, juicy interview by Diane Sawyer with Bruce Jenner, about his “transition”, to be released at a later date. It’s insulting because you’d have to live under a rock not to have already known about him, it’s no secret to anyone who and what Bruce is, so the so called interview isn’t new, interesting, or unexpected. If you look back at pictures of him even in his Olympic days, he doesn’t exactly look masculine then either, I’m surprised that he was ever married, or that he hooked up at all, with a woman at least. Most everyone has heard of Bruce Jenner, even the young people, though most don’t know what his skill was or what year he won won, which medal it was, they have most all heard his name.
Where’s the tragedy you ask? Well now, don’t blame the messenger here, it may seem harsh but you cannot deny that it’s just the way life is, human nature. When Bruce Jenner is remembered, he’ll forever be the man who was once an Olympic winner who was part of the Kardashian show, the man who, after a few failed marriages, tried to change his sex and made the choice to try and become a female. Any accomplishments that he may have to his credit, his Olympic win, any skills or talents, all of that will sadly fall by the wayside and it will all be about his choice to live out his life trying to be a woman and milking it for all of the publicity he can get. Sound familiar? Well, he has spent all of these years around the Kardashians, so it’s no wonder he’d try to squeeze any and every drop of exposure he can get!
I can’t help but wonder how Kendall and Kylie Jenner really feel about their fathers choice to live as a female, being raised in the Kardashian family I can imagine the girls are extremely conscious of their images, as well as the images of their immediate family members. One would think that the girls couldn’t possibly have been in the dark altogether about their father, I think that Bruce’s femininity has always been blatantly obvious, but perhaps because he was their father they didn’t want to consider the possibility that he was more than just a feminine male!
Someday, far into the future, someone will ask who the heck Bruce Jenner was, that is when his story will be told and passed on, he was once an athlete in the Olympics, he decided that he wanted to look like a woman, and lived out his life as if he were a female. Sadly, this whole situation with his “transitioning” is what he leaves behind, this will be his legacy, in a nutshell, this “transition” will be what defines him, not whether or not he was a great athlete, a good father, good husband, none of that will be remembered. This is just the way it is in life, we’ve all seen it before, it happens all the time, all is forgotten that came before a decision such as this, and the decision is what is remembered.