TheBlaze founder and conservative radio host Glenn Beck spoke out about Caitlyn Jenner at the Libertarian FreedomFest conference this weekend. Beck made it clear that he will never refer to Caitlyn as a woman, and throughout his rant, he called the I Am Cait star Bruce Jenner.
“Don’t tell me I have to start calling him a woman,” Beck said. He went on to say that he felt “bad for Bruce Jenner.” Although he promised not to judge him, he did just that by refusing to acknowledge that Bruce has transitioned to Caitlyn, calling her a “dude.”
“I feel bad for Bruce Jenner…because people are going to say nasty things about him, because he is a dude. I’m not going to judge him…but don’t tell me I have to start calling him a woman.”
According to The Daily Mail, Beck stated that he is against gay marriage, but he” does not mind” if people are gay or straight. He didn’t mention his feelings about the transgender community, but by continuing to refer to Caitlyn as Bruce, it’s obvious that he does not respect her recent decision to come out as a transgender.
Meanwhile, Caitlyn continues to make positive headlines, and fans are excited to watch her upcoming reality show, I Am Cait. The eight-episode docu-series premieres July 26, and while there will always be naysayers like Glenn Beck, there has been an incredible outpouring of support for Caitlyn.
— E! Online (@eonline) July 6, 2015
From President Obama’s tweet about Caitlyn’s courage, to making Twitter history when she gained more than one million followers within four hours of her big reveal on Vanity Fair, her transition has been well-received around the globe.
It’s likely Glenn Beck’s negative words about Caitlyn Jenner will do very little to break her positive stride.
Last month, she made an appearance at a Pride NYC event, with the New York Daily News reporting that she was “the center of attention” when she arrived at the Dream Downtown Hotel’s PH-D lounge with six friends.
— Celebs Street (@CelebsSt) July 1, 2015
On Wednesday, Jenner will be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s, and then she will give fans a closer look at her new life as a woman when I Am Cait premieres on E! July 26.
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