Caitlyn Jenner and Brit talk show host Piers Morgan went head-to-head during an interview for Morgan’s series Life Stories which finally aired last night. Filmed two months ago, the transgender Olympian revealed she didn’t trust the Kardashians prior to her autobiography coming out. During the Caitlyn Jenner Piers Morgan interview, she also shut down intrusive questions referring to her genitals, explaining to Morgan why those types of topics are just not OK to bring up with trans people.
Caitlyn Jenner on Piers Morgan’s show
Their interview, which aired on ITV1 last night, was full of awkward moments. Piers even pulled out a doll resembling Jenner as her former identity, Bruce.
Morgan also brought up the Kardashians, who no longer speak with Jenner after the release of her autobiography The Secrets of My Life. Up until last year, Kim was the only Kardashian sister who hadn’t completely severed ties with Jenner, but that all changed after she found out Jenner had supplied her with preview copy of her book which omitted a few key chapters.
“They didn’t know you had actually had the surgery?” Morgan asked. “No, I didn’t tell anybody,” Jenner said. “Why? It’s none of their business.”
“Is it not the business of your very, very recently ex-wife, your kids? Are they not entitled to know before the world?” Morgan asked. “No, it’s not that big a deal,” Jenner said.
“You’re about to tell the entire world in a book,” Morgan said, to which Jenner replied, “I had to be honest. The book is about honesty.”
“You’re being honest to complete strangers who are gonna buy your book, but you’re not being honest to the people that you purported to love most,” Morgan pressed. “Are they not entitled to feel pretty pissed off?”
“Uh, no because it really wasn’t that big a deal,” Caitlyn said, getting annoyed. “I had already been living as Caitlyn for a year and a half, OK? Nobody knows anything, OK?”
Morgan continued his line of questioning until Jenner finally revealed she “didn’t want them to leak it to the press.”
“You didn’t trust them?” Morgan asked. “Of course not,” Jenner replied.
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The Caitlyn Jenner Piers Morgan interview mentioned her genitals
Later in the interview, Jenner shut down a flippant remark from Morgan that referred to her genitals.
“How does your physique compare now to what it did then?” he asked. “Obviously, certain areas we know about…”
This was understandably too much for Jenner, who told him, “You made a comment there and that’s why you would get in trouble, okay? You said ‘certain areas’ – that, to a trans-person, is disrespectful.”
“It’s not funny. It’s life. It’s a very serious part of my life,” she said. “I take that very seriously and so out of respect to myself and the community, it’s not something that you joke about.”
Jenner asserts, “This is serious stuff. People die over these issues. It’s not a joke.”
Piers then concedes and ends the conversation with a simple, “Point taken.”
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This Caitlyn Jenner Piers Morgan interview may represent a turning point
We’re still not sure if Jenner, a notorious Republican and Trump supporter, is on the right side of things when it comes to advocating for the LGBTQ community. But this for sure is one step in the right direction.