Kids React To Caitlyn Jenner Coming Out As Transgender (VIDEO)
Photos of Caitlyn Jenner before and after her transition from male to female were shown to a group of young kids, who were then asked to give their opinions on it. On Tuesday, in a video released by media literacy group Hatch, the kids’ reactions range from completely shocked to totally accepting. Watch the video below.
The kids were first shown a photo of Bruce Jenner running in the Olympics, and asked to describe it. One little girl named Julia said he had “really strong arms,” while a little boy simply pointed out that he was running track and field.
The kids were then shown a picture of Caitlyn Jenner wearing a red dress sitting in a car (see above). “I think she’s happy,” said Julia. “She looks calm. Confident. She looks happy,” noted a boy named Zaki. Another girl named Sabine said, “She looks like she’s in charge, and she knows what she’s doing.” Reed, a third little girl, told the moderator she liked Jenner’s dress and “she looks, like, really confident.”
The moderator then put the two photos side-by-side and told the kids one by one that they were the same person. “How can a boy turn into a girl? That’s impossible,” a boy named Clive said. Julia said she was “surprised,” while Sabine simply noted, “Who she wants to be is who she wants to be.”
At another point in the video, the kids were told about some of the negative comments Jenner received over social media following her Vanity Fair cover. Zaki said he thought the negative commenters were probably “scared” to accept change. Julia told the moderator, “Maybe they’re just a little overwhelmed, and they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, this person is taking such a big step in life,’ and they don’t understand what it feels like to just be who you want to be.” Watch the video below to see how the kids reacted to Caitlyn Jenner, and tell us what you think.