Kylie Jenner wished her parent Caitlyn Jenner a happy Father’s Day in an Instagram post. Many on social media are accusing the 20-year-old reality star of transphobia because the makeup mogul shared a pre-transition, throwback photo of Caitlyn with her children, Kendall and Kylie. “So lucky to have you,” Kylie Jenner’s Father’s Day post caption reads.
Many on social media took issue with the post. Some think that Kylie should have referred to Caitlyn as her mother and paid tribute to her on Mother’s Day, while others were upset that she chose to share a pic of her parent pre-transition.
Instagram user mala.vidaaWonder wonders “if it bothers Caitlyn to still be called Dad even though she’s a transgender woman or to see old photos of who she use to be. Usually these are a big NO in transgender community.”
Dogs_puppy_forever adds, “Greet her on Mother’s Day not Father’s Day duhh?!”
Dancer.firstname.lastname@example.org adds “No, if my dad identified as a transgender woman, that would mean that my dad is now a female and my mother. Research what transgender means because you are obviously ignorant. Its disrespectful to address somebody who is transgender as the gender they don’t identify with. That would be like me addressing a male as a woman even though everyone knew they were male. It’s wrong.”
Caitlyn Jenner has said that she is totally fine with being called “dad.” In an interview with Andy Cohen in 2017, she said “I am a dad. I tell them to call me dad. I have no problem with that. The community, they get all upset or something, ‘You can’t do that.'”
Three years ago, Kylie shared a post explaining that Caitlyn is cool with being called “dad.” “No matter what I’m always going to be your father,” she captioned the Father’s Day post from 2015.
“That’s never going to change.”