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Caitlyn Jenner Responds To Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes Jokes

She took the high road, of course.

Of course. Being transgender makes her a better person than some mean-spirited comedian.

“But as I said, I’m going to be nice tonight — I’ve changed,” said Gervais during his opening monologue. “Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had.”

Gervais continued, “She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes … She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t have everything, can you?”

I can see how relatives of the woman who died when Jenner’s car rear-ended hers might not be laughing. And I’m sure Judd Apatow was offended.

As someone who tries not to live in a state of perpetual offense, I’m at a loss. What exactly was transphobic about making fun of Caitlyn Jenner’s driving?

Nothing. And I bet most people in the trans community agree.

 

 

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