‘KUWTK’: Why Some People ‘Feel Bad’ For Caitlyn Jenner While Watching Old Episodes of the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Caitlyn Jenner

Through the years earlier than her transition, Caitlyn Jenner was a gradual presence on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She wasn’t a fan favourite in these days, and when her and Kris Jenner’s relationship lastly led to divorce issues solely turned tougher. 

It’s now been almost 5 years since Caitlyn Jenner transitioned, and as time handed followers have began to look again with a distinct perspective. While most individuals don’t have as a lot animosity towards Kris as Jenner’s mom does, is it attainable that they have been misjudging Caitlyn Jenner all these years? Perhaps her insecurity about her gender id got here out in painful methods. 

Caitlyn Jenner was usually made enjoyable of

Through the years on KUWTK, Caitlyn was usually the butt of household jokes. When she launched herself within the pilot episode, she mentioned: “I am a pushover for my family.” At completely different occasions Kris complained that she was “boring” and “dresses like a grandpa.”

It was pretty frequent for Caitlyn to be introduced as fussy and uninteresting. Viewers usually discovered her considerably disagreeable, particularly in comparison with the glamorous and drama-bound girls within the household. 

Things acquired sophisticated…after which extra sophisticated

Of course, when the Jenners divorced the household dynamics turned extra sophisticated. Shortly after that point, Caitlyn got here out as transgender, which induced much more upheaval.

Eventually, the household appeared to work their manner by means of these points and discover a new regular.

But then Caitlyn launched her memoir, The Secrets of My Life. The household, significantly Kris, didn’t recognize the revelations that have been included and accused Caitlyn of mendacity to make them look unhealthy. Different family members took completely different sides of the problem. 

Looking again, issues appear a bit of completely different

Recently a fan posted on Reddit about one thing she seen whereas re-watching previous episodes. Knowing what she is aware of now about Caitlyn, she noticed the household dynamics a bit of in a different way. 

“Currently on season 7 where Bruce/Cait is feeling unappreciated and left out,” she commented. “Not long before they separated. It would feel kind of awful to be step father for over twenty years and working to support the family and then all of sudden the family gets successful and kind if starts ignoring you. Looking back it just seems kind of sad and all the while she was in the closet with her gender identity.”

At least one commenter agreed, saying, “I see it now as her struggling with herself and projecting that to deal.”

Knowing now that she was struggling to simply accept herself, some viewers had extra sympathy for a way Caitlyn behaved — up to some extent. As one individual talked about, a few of Caitlyn’s destructive conduct on the present could possibly be defined by her insecurity and the way she was handled, however that doesn’t excuse her tell-all guide. 

“They (mostly Kris) definitely mistreated Bruce,” one fan identified. “I don’t blame her for feeling some resentment towards Kris, but she still shouldn’t have published a lot what she said about them in the book or in a Vanity fair interview.”

Caitlyn will get extra sympathy now

Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

It appears that at the least some followers of KUWTK view Caitlyn’s relationship with the household with extra compassion. Recently she appeared on the truth present I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! When she was eradicated viewers have been surprised to see that nobody from the household met her on the bridge, as individuals normally do for his or her family members. 

For some those who regarded like a snub, they usually weren’t having it. People known as for a boycott of their present and merchandise. Although Caitlyn has mentioned that the drama was overblown and he or she by no means requested or anticipated her household to be there, it appears that evidently there’s a brand new temper within the air. 

Caitlyn might not have at all times put her finest foot ahead, however while you look again on what she’s gone by means of she might not be the one whose conduct is hardest to take. 

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