Shockingly, the Rainbow Warriors are less than pleased with Jenner’s lack of outrage.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the company that’s turned Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover look into a horribly offensive Halloween costume. But while you were busy being infuriated at the insensitivity of the whole situation (#facepalm #smh #everyhashtagaboutlosingfaithinhumanity), Jenner revealed she’s not bothered by it at all.
The “I Am Cait” star spoke about the costume with Matt Lauer for a two-part interview on the “Today” show.” Jenner insisted that she doesn’t find it hurtful, but admitted the quality of the ensemble (which she’s seen in real life) isn’t totally up to her standards.
In a preview for the interview, Lauer asks Jenner, “When you hear that there are companies out there that want to do Caitlyn Jenner costumes for Halloween from the Vanity Fair cover, are you in on the joke or do you think it’s offensive?”
“I’m in on the joke. I don’t think it’s offensive at all,” Jenner replied. “I know the community does and they’ve gotten a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great.” […]
Jenner may not find the costume offensive, but as she mentioned in the interview, many in the trans community most definitely do. And we’re with them on that.
In a statement to The Huffington Post, Vincent Vilano of the National Center for Transgender Equality summed up all our thoughts on the matter in just one sentence.
“There’s no tasteful way to ‘celebrate’ Caitlyn Jenner or respect transgender people this way on the one night of the year when people use their most twisted imaginations to pretend to be villains and monsters,” he said.