The New Bruce Jenner

Many people have been using such adjectives as inspiring, fearless, and heroic when referring to Bruce Jenner as of late. When I think of the former Olympian, which would be practically never if it weren’t for all of the recent excessive media coverage, I’m more inclined to use words like baffling, disturbing, and perverted when describing his newfound situation. Mr. Jenner is currently transitioning into a female. The 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, and former fifth wheel of the Kardashian family, decided to publicly profess, “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” He does appear to look somewhat like a woman, although not a very attractive one, but he still possesses his male body part, so I’d say Mr. Jenner is presently still a man for all intents and purposes.

Until now I really only knew two things about Bruce Jenner; he won a gold medal, and he married into the incredibly popular Kardashian family. I proudly admit I did not waste my time watching the overly-hyped “coming out” interview, but it is my understanding Bruce believes that in a perfect world he would have been born a female instead of a male. It is also my understanding he was, is, and will remain sexually attracted to only women when the transitioning stage is over. I commonly refer to the aforementioned sort of behavior as a “double slap” to God’s face. After Mr. Jenner’s transformation is completed “she’ll” have corrected “God’s mistake,” and “she’ll” have become a lesbian in the process.

We’ve actually seen this strange scenario before, but in the reverse fashion, when Chasity Bono, Sonny and Cher’s daughter, evolved into the manly Chaz Bono. She became a he, yet he continues to date men exclusively. This makes no sense to me, and I’m surely not the only one who does not understand this abnormal way of thinking. A gay, ex-friend of mine expressed, during Chasity Bono’s transformation, how unfathomable and ridiculous that circumstance seemed even to him. The reason we are ex-friends is because the more time we spent together the more relaxed he got, and the more flamboyant he became; therefore, he began using vulgar terms, during our conversations, and making unwarranted passes at me which was quite unsettling.

I hold no ill will towards him, Bruce Jenner, nor Chaz Bono, and I know God still loves them (as He does all of His children), but I am disappointed in how today’s media tends to glorify these types of people and their peculiar stories. It appears as though anyone’s opinion to the contrary (mine included), regardless of its validity, typically is wrongly construed as being heinous. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised at what’s considered to be perfectly acceptable, or what constitutes being newsworthy, in this day and age. For instance, I’m completely dumbfounded by the Kardashians’ fame, success, and the empire they’ve seemingly built out of nothing. I believe they’re the ideal example of the famous…only being famous…for being famous.

Bruce Jenner’s ex-wife, Kris Jenner, is probably best known as once being married to the late Robert Kardashian (the defense attorney in the O.J. Simpson murder trial), creating a multi-million dollar conglomerate, and in more recent times for divorcing Mr. Jenner. Kris’s daughter, Kim, became a household name after her pornographic home movies surfaced (presumably intentionally) on the internet in 2007. That almost assuredly led to the reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, airing later that same year. The show mainly features Kim and two of her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, amongst numerous other Kardashians and Jenners. It’s no secret Kris Jenner is the mastermind behind the Kardashian dynasty, and apparently the family matriarch has no qualms about exploiting her family for personal financial gain. She purportedly not only allowed her seventeen year-old daughter, Kylie Jenner, to pose provocatively in revealing outfits and skimpy swimsuits on the youngster’s website, but she also encouraged the risqué behavior.

My assumption is the majority of the Kardashian clan are attention whores. Maybe Bruce Jenner is no different. I reckon it was probably best when Bruce left the dysfunctional Kardashian household behind although I think he’s proven he’s quite capable of being dysfunctional all on his own. I imagine the Kardashian empire will eventually crumble, at least by the time they’re all senior citizens, unless of course the grandchildren decide (or are manipulated by “Grandma Kris”) to follow suit. I also surmise as long as people (myself included) continue talking about the Kardashians and the Jenners then they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. In addition, I unfortunately presume this is merely chapter one, in regards to the saga of the new Bruce Jenner, because of our nation’s fascination with celebrities and the unusual. However, I prefer to remember Bruce Jenner as an American boy who worked extremely hard to one day win an Olympic gold medal for his country. Now that’s truly an inspiring story.

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2 responses to “The New Bruce Jenner

  • Les Kohler

    Jimmy, I cannot profess to understand how Bruce Jenner feels; but, until we’ve walked in his/her shoes…………

  • Barry L. Blackstone

    Jim, I’m just really disapointed in what has happened regarding homosexuality. It is not mainstream or anything else but preversion. With that being said, “It just depends on where your heads at.”

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