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Caitlyn Jenner says Ellen DeGeneres alienated her from LGBT community

Photo Credit: Instagram - @caitlynjenner

Photo Credit: Instagram – @caitlynjenner

It’s been two years since Caitlyn Jenner appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and stirred up one of many controversies for herself when she explained her indifferent support of marriage equality. The interview caused a stir with Jenner’s fellow LGBT fans and supporters and Jenner even ended up having to backtrack and clarify her statements to make peace with her fans. Now, Jenner has come forward and is claiming that Ellen DeGeneres alienated her from the LGBT community with that interview.

For those that don’t remember, during the famous interview, Jenner spoke about same-sex marriage and said, “I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago – whenever it was when the whole gay marriage issue came up – at first I was not for it. I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition and it’s always been a man and a woman. And I’m thinking I don’t quite get it. But as time has gone on, I think like a lot of people on this issue have really changed their thinking here too, I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness. That’s not my job.”

DeGeneres questioned Jenner’s sincerity about her support of same-sex marriage and after the interview, she appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” and explained that she felt like Jenner was still judging gay people and same-sex marriage.

“She still has a judgment about gay marriage,” DeGeneres said. “You’re wanting people to understand and accept you — this is like really confusing to people and you still have a judgment about gay people and marriage… it was a great interview. I’m grateful that she was on the show. And I don’t really know her and I’m trying to understand it because I don’t fully understand it either — but I also want everyone to be happy. So I don’t fully understand all of that, but I want her to be happy — which is what I want for her [to want] for me.”

Well, according to reports, in Jenner’s new book, The Secrets of My Life, she opens up about her interview with Degeneres and Degeneres’ subsequent interview with Stern and writes that the talk show host’s actions “further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community.”

She added, “Ellen’s appearance on ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ where in my mind she even more emphatically took what I said out of context, made it go viral.”

Jenner also claims that her original interview with DeGeneres was edited and did not include her further explaining that she supports marriage equality.

“I am for it,” Jenner reiterates in her memoir. “I did not initially understand why marriage was so important, influenced not doubt by my own personal experience. Now I do, and it’s a wonderful thing to see.”

What do you think of this new Jenner controversy? Let us know in the comments.



  1. L.S. on April 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm


  2. LA on April 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I think all of this talk is to sell books..

  3. Anela Tea-ana Claiborne on April 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Most likely right sound like she is on to something Ellen gotta play 2Pac coming june or something like that

  4. Whiteguy on April 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Cat fight.

  5. TheDOTKU on April 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    More likely has to do with her saying she planned to vote Republican.

    • ☽ Majorana Fermion ☾ on April 17, 2017 at 1:01 am

      And then endorsing Trump. And doubling down when other LGB & especially T people tried to educate her. But yeah, blame Ellen.

  6. Vaughnj TheChameleon on April 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    SMH. You put you foot in your mouth on National Television and think no one is listening or paying attention to what being said or how it being translated and received. Then think it’s everyone else’s fault on the outcome. How ironic.take to blame for what came out your mouth or just stay quiet.

  7. Valica on April 17, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Bruce/Caitlyn your 15 minutes/years is up. BYE

  8. Mason Youngblood on April 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Let me break this down. Bruce is acceptable to gay marriage to soften the fact that he knows that he is doing is wrong. And Ellen is trying to make Bruce look worst than her because she knows what she is doing is wrong also. Case summed up.

  9. Annette Langlois on April 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Pretty sure Ellen didn’t put the words in your mouth most viewers watching got the same vibe as she did. I don’t blame her for being taken aback by your response she is a major advocate for us. You alienated yourself time to realize you don’t live in the Kardashian bubble anymore.

  10. Nikki DiCaro on April 18, 2017 at 3:16 am

    If Jenner took the traditionalist position then she’s disingenuous. How can you ask people to accept your unconventionality yet refuse to accept others for being unconventional? If Jenner is accurately quoted, she put herself in an uncomfortable and untenable position with the statement about same sex marriage. Unconditional acceptance, by its definition, has no exceptions or conditions. The continuing controversy proves that being in the public eye requires much thought and consideration before speaking.

  11. Johanna Hamilton on April 18, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I think we have bigger problems then Jenner’s hurt feelers. Coming from a gay women myself. She’s alienating herself.

  12. sexcess1 on May 14, 2017 at 9:46 am