In Caitlyn Jenner’s new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, she accuses Ellen DeGeneres of turning the LGBTQ+ community away from her.
The 67-year-old transgender reality star calls out DeGeneres for making her look narrow-minded and misconstruing her views on same-sex marriage after appearing on her show for an interview in 2015 shortly after transitioning. When their conversation began to touch on politics regarding the LGBTQ+ community, Caitlyn admitted to once being hesitant to accept same-sex marriage.
“I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was that the whole gay marriage issue came up – I was not for it. I thought … I am a traditionalist. I mean, I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition and it’s always been a man and a woman, and I’m thinking, I don’t quite get it.”
- Caitlyn on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Although she continued by stating that her views have changed over time, Ellen, who felt like Jenner wasn’t truly happy with the concept of marriage equality, responded by questioning the sincerity of her support. Caitlyn was sure to tell the talk show host that she was on board with gay marriage as it will ‘pretty soon be the law of the land,’ but Ellen remained unconvinced as she later confessed in a radio interview with Howard Stern that she felt Caitlyn’s views were ‘confusing’ and she ‘still had a judgement.’
According to Radar Online, in her memoir, Caitlyn writes that she believes Ellen baited her into discussing her controversial views and proceeded to twist her words. She felt like DeGeneres took what she said even further out of context during her appearance on The Howard Stern Show and ‘made it go viral’ which ultimately ‘further alienated’ her from the LGBTQ+ community. She also stated that her interview with Ellen was edited and did not include her further explaining that she does support same-sex marriage.
This comes on the heels of Caitlyn accusing Kris Jenner (previously married to for 23 years when she identified as Bruce Jenner) of forcing her to live a lie as a man and Robert Kardashian, Sr. (Kris Jenner’s late ex-husband prior to Bruce) of knowingly defending O. J. Simpson even though he knew he was a murderer partly because he was jealous Kris had moved on. It appears as if Caitlyn won’t be making friends and playing nice anytime soon as the book is officially set to release on April 25th.
Check out Caitlyn Jenner’s interview on The Ellen Show here:
Check out Ellen’s interview on The Howard Stern Show here:
The cover of Caitlyn’s upcoming memoir set to release April 25th: