Caitlyn Jenner: “If You Look Like A Man In A Dress, It Makes People Uncomfortable”

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By Michael Lewittes

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Caitlyn Jenner was not selected on Wednesday as Time’s 2015 Person of the Year, but the runner-up gave the magazine one revealing interview. Jenner was on the publication’s short list for the honor after coming out as transgender last spring and creating awareness of trans rights. But some of her comments about appearance in the newly released interview are sure to cause controversy within the transgender community.

Jenner told Time that while it was important for her to project a good image for the community, her appearance was the most important aspect of it. “I think it’s much easier for a trans woman or a trans man who authentically kind of looks and plays the role. So what I call my presentation,” she said, noting, “I think it puts people at ease.” Jenner added, “To be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable.”

And while Jenner fully identifies as a woman, she said she’s not concerned about correcting her kids on pronoun usage. “They still call me Daddy. They can call me Daddy all day long. I have no problem with that,” she told the magazine. “I’m not the one who really gets hung up on the pronouns and all. People make mistakes all the time, I get it. And Kendall goes, ‘You’ve always been my dad, how can I call you something else?’ Call me Dad. I don’t care.”

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