When early reports came about the fatal Malibu car accident, there was a lot of confusion and some people thought Bruce Jenner was dead, based upon the headlines. Fortunately, that is not the case, but someone did die due to the car crash. Despite this fact, already some people are making tasteless transgender and gay jokes about women drivers.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some people are suspicious of the timing of the transgender announcement and claim it be may not be completely genuine, since it just happens to come right before Keeping Up With Kardashians Season 10. A transgender reporter with CNN accused Jenner of capitalizing on the transition.
Bruce Jenner’s car crash happened when he was driving a Cadillac Escalade SUV while towing an ATV on a trailer. Jenner rear-ended a Lexus sedan, which caused the vehicle to fly out of control into incoming traffic, where it was hit by a Hummer H2. Seven other people suffered minor to moderate injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was fatally injured.
Regardless of the facts known about the case, some people think it’s perfectly alright to make transgender and gay jokes just because Bruce Jenner prefers to be called Belinda Jenner nowadays. Comments include the idea that Jenner caused the car accident by “putting on makeup,” and others say he “just became a woman and already a terrible driver.”
Bruce Jenner was in a car crash. Apparently Bruce is ok, but Belinda is an emotional wreck.
— Eddie Ifft (@EddieIfft) February 8, 2015
Bruce Jenner becomes a woman then get into a car crash…definitely a correlation to women being dangerous drivers
— Colin Becker (@cj_becker) February 8, 2015
#BruceJenner I’m Not Saying That Women Are Bad Drivers. But, Bruce Jenner Didn’t Have Problems Driving As A Man.
— kevin grady (@grady_kevin) February 8, 2015
Some people believe the media was the cause of this tragedy.
“The media has become the news. Again. Something has to be done about these people. Not just paparazzi, but all media. They have become legitimately dangerous and this is just a tiny example.”
Others blame Jenner for creating the situation in the first place.
“It’s not the paparazzi who caused the crash, Olympic Athlete turning into a woman with the highest publicized family.”
Even though some thought Bruce Jenner dead at first, some feel it’s not even newsworthy in comparison to other issues facing the world.
“Really this is note worthy? How many of our servicemen and women where injured or killed today?”
Reports claim that Bruce Jenner also initially blamed the paparazzi who were following him, but Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Lecrivain doesn’t believe this explanation.
“As of right now, there is no indication that Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi at the time of the crash. There was a possibility that paparazzi was following him at the time of the crash, but that is a very regular occurrence, and (there is) no indication at this time it was a contributing factor of the crash.”
When police checked Bruce Jenner he did not appear intoxicated or under the influence of anything at the time. According to WJLA, police are asking for all drivers involved in the incident to voluntarily submit their texting record to see if texting and driving was the cause for the accident. Jenner is not the only potential suspect as the cause of the accident, since of the witness statements have been reported as “vague.”
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