Caitlyn Jenner “Today” Video: I Was NOT Speeding In Fatal Crash, Halloween Costume Is “Great” — WATCH HERE!
Caitlyn Jenner gave a wide-ranging interview to Matt Lauer that was broadcast on Wednesday’s “Today.” Among the many topics discussed was Jenner’s fatal February car crash, the controversial Halloween costume modeled after her, and the ESPYs backlash. Watch below.
The pre-taped interview was filmed on a Los Angeles-area golf course, and Jenner bluntly answered “no” when asked if there’s anything she misses about life as a man. She defended herself when it came to getting the ESPY Award for Courage, pointing out that she didn’t “ask” for it, and said she “gets it” when others say she’ll never understand the issues other transgender people go through because of her fame. “It’s devastating to me to see people dying over this,” said Jenner.
Jenner admitted to remembering “very little” about her chain-reaction accident that killed Kim Howe, but said it’s a “tragedy” she’ll never “get over.” Addressing allegations that speed was a factor, the “I Am Cait” star insisted, “I was under the speed limit. I was going 46 in a 50… All I needed was probably a half a second [more to stop].” Jenner actually laughed when Lauer brought up a year in county jail as the “worst case scenario,” firing back, “The media wants that picture, don’t they?”
More seriously, though, she did acknowledge that would be the “worst case” outcome, and expressed genuine fear about being a trans woman put in a men’s county jail. “Those are the things we’re looking into,” said Jenner. She went on to call it a “fine line” when her transition is the butt of jokes, and confessed it was “extraordinarily” hurtful for her and her family over the years, “particularly the late night guys.”
That said, when it comes to the Vanity Fair-inspired Halloween costume, Jenner told Lauer, “I’m in on the joke. No, I don’t think it’s offensive all. I know the community does, and they’ve gotten a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great.”
“You gotta enjoy life,” argued Jenner. “Life’s too short. I can’t get too upset about that stuff.” Check out the full interview below, and tell us what you think.