Bruce Jenner confirmed his gender identity in a revealing interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 on Friday night. He revealed that he is a transgender woman. Both fans and celebrities have already been sharing their support for the former Olympian on social media, according to the New York Daily News. Bruce’s family has also been using social media to share their support.
Lady Gaga was one of the first celebrities to take to Twitter. She shared her support for 65-year-old and asked her fans to do the same.
“I pray this Sawyer/Jenner interview will be met with compassion. This is an important world issue. #BeBraveEnoughToBeKind.”
“We have the chance to write this moment in history together. Let’s empower people like Bruce all over the world by being loving & not mean.”
Ellen DeGeneres showed nothing but love and kindness, as she always does.
“Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He’s saving lives and opening minds tonight.”
Another famous interviewer, Larry King, also showed support for Bruce Jenner’s transgender story on Twitter.
“I’ve interviewed #BruceJenner many times, and I’m in his corner. I support him & offer my respect.”
Fans have also taken to Twitter to share their reactions to Bruce Jenner’s brave transgender story with Diane Sawyer. The reaction has mixed, especially since the athlete also revealed that he’s a conservative Christian. However, the reaction on social media has generally been supportive.
“If you have a problem with #BruceJenner, ask yourself “Am I Bruce Jenner?” If you answered “no” then shut your mouth.”
“I love how my timeline is filled with love for Bruce Jenner. I believe God has a calling for everyone. This is a huge step for.”
“I’ll accept Bruce Jenner’s choice to live how he wants much easier than leftists will accept his politics.”
“Sad to see so many “Christians” throw hate towards Bruce Jenner. Drop your stones and give the guy a hug. His eyes tell a deep story.”
“Bruce Jenner came out on national TV but real bravery is calling him names without having the guts to show your face in your Twitter photo.”
The Kardashian-Jenner clan also took to social media to share their support after the Bruce Jenner interview aired on the East Coast. Kylie and Kendall Jenner shared nothing but love and support for their dad.
Kylie tweeted: “Understandingly [sic], this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I’m ready to but…this isn’t about me. I’m so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero.”
Kendall kept it sweet and simple: “I love you. So proud of you, my hero.”
Meanwhile, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian also had some kind words to say.
Khloe tweeted: “Just finished watching the #BruceJennerInterview with the family. Bruzer, I’m soooo proud of you! Dads really are heros.”
Kourtney wrote: “Couldn’t be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let’s change the world. I am honored to stand by Bruce’s side and support him.”
Kim Kardashian has not yet said anything on Twitter, but her and her husband, Kanye West have been accepting of his gender transition. Kim was the one of the first people in the family to know about Bruce’s gender identity. She wasn’t sure how to deal with it. Bruce revealed to Diane that the rapper shared some words of wisdom with his wife.
“Kim told me a story. She goes, ‘You know what really turned me around? I’m thinking about this.’ And I said, ‘What?’ She goes, ‘Kanye.’
“They were talking about it and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the room, I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me. If I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything.'”
As for Bruce Jenner, he’s looking forward to see how his “story ends,” as he said on the interview. He will would like document his journey into a transgender woman in a new docuseries on E! Network. You can read the press release about Bruce’s new series at Mediaite.
Note: ABC News tweeted the following: “Bruce Jenner said at this moment, in this interview, we should still use the familiar pronouns “him” or “he.” #BruceJennerABC”
[Image: 20/20 ABC]