Kim Kardashian tried to break the internet. But it was her stepfather, the former Bruce Jenner, who actually did it.
Vanity Fair released its July cover on Monday, and introduced Caitlyn Jenner to the world. Almost immediately, #CallMeCaitlyn started to trend.
The former Olympic athlete came out as transgender in April in an interview with Diane Sawyer, but the Vanity Fair cover marks the first time she has spoken publicly since completing gender transition. In the article, Jenner discusses her transition in-depth, talking about accidentally using the name “Bruce” out of habit and her doubts over facial feminization surgery.
“I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live,” Jenner tells interviewer Buzz Bissinger.
Jenner herself joined social media on Monday, and she has already racked up hundreds of thousands of followers (and counting) in the few hours she’s been on Twitter.
He has gotten a legion of support on social media, beginning with his/her daughter:
Take a look at the many celebrities, including Kerry Washington, Ellen DeGeneres, Jussie Smollett, Lance Gross and comedian Rosie O’Donnell had to say in response to Caitlyn Jenner’s jarring cover for Vanity Fair.