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In her new memoir, Caitlyn Jenner reportedly complained that Ellen DeGeneres misrepresented her views on same-sex marriage and made her look intolerant.
A few years ago, not long after she came out as trans, Jenner appeared on Ellen’s show. The conversation turned to politics and LGBTQ rights, including same-sex marriage.
Jenner said, “At first I was not for it. I thought, I’m a traditionalist. I’m older than most people in the audience. I kinda like tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman. And I’m thinking, I don’t quite get it.”
But, she adds, her views gradually changed over time.
Still, DeGeneres thought that Jenner sounded less than enthusiastic about marriage equality.
“You’re still a little not on board with it,” Ellen remarked.
“No, I’m on board,” Jenner insisted. “Because pretty soon it’s going to be the law of the land. I’m okay with that. I don’t want to stand in front of somebody’s happiness.”
Later, in an interview with Howard Stern, DeGeneres said Jenner’s views about LGBTQ rights were “confusing” and said the Olympian “still had a judgment” on same-sex marriage. DeGeneres added, “Maybe she didn’t want to dance with me because I was a lesbian.”
According to Radar Online, Jenner takes time in her new memoir The Secrets of My Life to drag Ellen for the interview.
Jenner says, “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 added, “This discussion further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community.”
Though we would suggest that Caitlyn Jenner’s long-running support for Donald Trump and her loyalty to the conservative party that keeps trying to deny LGBTQ people their human rights might have something to do with that as well.