Caitlyn Jenner thinks Ellen DeGeneres is responsible for her unpopularity with the LGBT community
Caitlyn Jenner slams Ellen DeGeneres in her new book and is blaming the talk show host for her unpopularity with the LGBTI community.
Jenner, a conservative Republican, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last year and her seemingly lukewarm endorsement of same-sex marriage was called out by DeGeneres.
Jenner had said then of same-sex marriage: ‘I don’t ever want to stand in front of someone’s happiness. That’s not my job. If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you I can go with it. I’m on board. It’s going to be pretty much the law of the land. So yeah, I’m ok with that.’
DeGeneres considered that to be a less than ringing endorsement.
She said to Stern of Jenner: ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you, and this is really confusing to people. And you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage.’
In her book The Secrets of My Life, Jenner writes: ‘This discussion further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community. Ellen’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where in my mind she even more emphatically took what I said out of context, made it go viral.’
Jenner makes her feelings on the topic more clear: ‘I am for it,’ she writes of same-sex marriage. ‘I did not initially understand why marriage was so important, influenced not doubt by my own personal experience. Now I do, and it’s a wonderful thing to see.’