Caitlyn Jenner's 'Vanity Fair' Cover Was 'Too Sexy' for Her Sons (VIDEO)

Caitlyn Jenner received heaps of praise after she came out this summer, but at least three people found fault with the way she represented herself. Caitlyn's three sons thought she looked too sexy on the cover of Vanity Fair.


While her daughters and stepdaughters — and, heck, even ex-wife Kris Jenner — called her historic magazine cover beautiful, Caitlyn's sons Brody, Brandon, and Burt reportedly believed it was far too sexy. Caitlyn invited her friend Candis Cayne over to her home and the 65-year-old revealed that her sons didn't approve of the way she was styled for the photo shoot — if you recall, she wore a pink corset for the cover, which was shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz.

"A couple of the kids thought that the Vanity Fair was a little too sexy," Caitlyn told her close friend. "It's the guys [Brody, Brandon, and Burt]. I don't think they get kind of the girl thing."

I agree with Candis — Caitlyn's children are old enough to understand their dad is a person, too, and deserves to live a life in which she feels she is being true to herself and her identity. If wearing certain outfits or makeup helps fulfill that sense of self, no matter how superficial it may be, they need to respect that.

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With that said, everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. I could understand the argument that Caitlyn's corset and gorgeous appearance takes away from the very real, important message she delivers about allowing yourself to live your life as your authentic self, no matter how much hate and criticism you receive from others. But, in Caitlyn's defense, her motivation to come out in a corset and hair extensions was, in part, to help others feel more at ease with the idea of a transgender person.

Here's what she told Vanity Fair:

The pictures came out over-the-top great, you know, and I think people’s reaction when they see it, I was always worried — you never wanted to look like a guy in drag, you never wanted to look like a guy in a dress, O.K. If you’re going to do that, come out, you really have to look the part. You have to look very feminine, you have to be able to, what I call my presentation is extremely important because it puts people at ease. And if you can do that, O.K., people are at ease, they’re just comfortable being around you.

Bottom line: You aren't going to please everyone all of the time. Even within the same family, Caitlyn's sons and daughters are split about her appearance. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that she's happy with her look and in her own skin.


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