And this is never more the case than when she answers Jonathan Van Meter’s question about rumours that she is gay.
“Why, I wonder, does the internet seem to think you’re gay?” the journalist asks.
He is referencing the response on Twitter when Jenner’s sister Kylie announced her daughter’s birth on February 4 after a tremendously private pregnancy… The online reaction had not much to do with the baby, and everything to do with Jenner’s apparent lesbian status.
Jenner responds: “I think it’s because I’m not like all my other sisters, who are like, ‘Here’s me and my boyfriend!’ So it was a thing for a minute because no one ever saw me with a guy.
“I would always go that extra mile to be low-key with guys, sneaking around all the time. You don’t want to, like, look crazy.
“I don’t think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don’t know! Who knows?! I’m all down for experience — not against it whatsoever — but I’ve never been there before.”
And just like that, Jenner shames the world for putting her in a box with her sisters and thinking:
If she’s not the same in parading through lovers having children in a way that’s fodder for tabloids and fuelled by speculation, there must be a reason.
Fair, certainly. But the indirect message from Jenner is more powerful.
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