I want to support the transgender community, but why does our society feel the need to sexualize EVERYTHING, including athletic achievement? AS IN, why is Caitlyn Jenner appearing on the summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal,” if it’s not for sensationalizing and sexualizing her causes and achievements? Come ON. Us reports:
The 66-year-old I Am Cait star (formerly known as Bruce) set a world decathlon record at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her win, she’ll pose with her gold medal for the first time post-transition, adds the source: “She’s excited about that.” (Her ex-wife Kris appeared topless with a medal during a 2007 photo shoot on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.)
Until now, Jenner says, she had stashed her “most prized possession” at the bottom of her makeup drawer.
“I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success,” the father of Kylie, 18, Kendall, 20, Brody, 32, Brandon, 34, Casey, 35, and Burt, 37, wrote in an August 2015 blog post. “I didn’t want them to constantly compare their own achievements to my time in the Olympics, so I haven’t displayed my medal.”
Jenner came out on the July 2015 cover of Vanity Fair, but since then she’s almost diluted, in my opinion, her LGBT causes with being hyper sexualized. Maybe it’s the reality blood surging through her veins? I cant say for sure, other than she’s still a product, just like every other reality star. And she’s playing into a strange kind of sexy identity and using her story is part of the hype.
What do YOU think of Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Sports Illustrated? WEIGH IN BELOW!