Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bruce Jenner Transgender?

When I first started hearing these rumors last year, I assumed they were intentional Big Trash Media stimulation for the masses that didn't actually mean anything. If Jenner was growing his hair long, had his nails buffed or even polished, had his Adam's apple shaved... Well, so what. He was having a mid/old-age crisis; he was a metrosexual LA guy; minor surgical procedures were de rigueur for  himself (a couple of nose jobs over the decades), as well as for the women in his family, and for LA...
 
Then online sources started reporting that he'd had a fetish for dressing in women's clothing for decades... OK. Some guys do.
 
I guess I'll, along with the rest of the world, find out what exactly is going on with Jenner tomorrow night when the Jenner/Sawyer interview is aired on ABC. But so many things don't add up: On "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for the past 7 years, Jenner has seemed like a stereotypical disinterested and superfluous GUY. He's liked his golfing, and playing with toy helicopters and real planes and cars. He's been a bit henpecked by his wife, who hasn't liked his "toys" around the house, and who sometimes hasn't noticed when he's not there. On one show years ago, his hipster sons tried to get him out of the house to a club, get his ear pierced, get his hair cut and jelled... In short, he's seemed like an old-fashioned, vain ex-athlete, a 60-year-old GUY set in his ways but still willing to go along with things to prove he's not an old fuddy-duddy...
 
But now all of a sudden, he's going to have a sex change? After 3 wives and 6 kids (plus the 4 additional Kardashian step-kids)? If he'd felt that he was a female for years, why all the wives and babies? He married Kris Jenner in 1991 and was married to her until last year: Why was he involved in a 24-year relationship with a straight woman?
 
Online, most (maybe 80%) of the non-prejudiced rabble seem to wish Bruce well. As they constantly disparage Kris and Kim. Kris for allegedly "emasculating" Bruce to the extent that he felt the need to become a woman. Kim, still for the sex tape that her asshole lover Ray J released, without her permission, years ago.
 
I think that "The Sex Tape" was turned around to great effect --- Initially an intended humiliation, Kris Jenner, and her business sense, relayed the prurient interest in her daughter into a weekly television show. And good for her for transforming the shitty, self-promoting Ray J move into something positive.
 
What's happened in the 7 years since, though, is a spiraling out of control: Kris's husband of 24 years "suddenly" transgender (cool as Kris appears on TV, this is a disturbing psychological blow); daughter Khloe's husband Lamar Odom, once an NBA star, "suddenly" a drug addict incapable of functioning with any basketball team; daughter Kourtney's common-law husband Scott Disick constantly doing nothing but getting drunk in public. And the one son, Robert Kardashian, Jr., admittedly 100 lbs overweight and unwilling to be seen in public for over a year, holed up in a spare room in sister Khloe's apartment sending out for drugs.
 
I've been constantly watching the show since its inception for entertainment, but about now it seems to have reached a tipping point from silly entertainment to an actual American Tragedy. It's not cute or funny any more.
  
 

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