Caitlyn and Bruce Jenner have been a couple fascinating personalities in the media spotlight, haven’t they? Obviously, both names owe everything to the athleticism of the individual known as Bruce when considering marketability, fame and financial success. But digging below the surface of clothing, and skin, we get to the core of an individual who really, really loves the spotlight. Maybe too much? Is it a push for authenticity, or an obsession with being admired for achievement? Let’s consider a few of the most recent Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner controversies and work toward a conclusion.
8. The Halloween Costume
Who would create a Halloween costume in such poor taste that it mocks someone’s gender transition? Um. Who wouldn’t if they could capitalize off of it. It’s humanity, people. And what’s most controversial about it? It has set the vocal minority on fire in defense of Caitlyn Jenner’s honor. But Caitlyn doesn’t care. Caitlyn finds it amusing, and has a deep understanding that it’s free publicity. This isn’t a joke, folks. These are paraphrased quotes from the Caitlyn Jenner. The more people talking about you, the better it is for business — that’s called excellent business sense. And for those who are not so sure about rocking the look from Vanity Fair, there’s another version of the costume based on Bruce Jenner’s 1976 Olympic uniform, with a long, flowing, auburn wig. Something tells us this will be a big seller in certain geographic pockets.