On Father’s Day, Kylie Jenner posted old photos of her father, Bruce Jenner, pre-transgender surgeries, captioning the post, “so lucky to have you.”
Kylie was just a teenager when her father, a former gold medal-winning Olympian, “came out” as transgender. Now going by the name Caitlyn, Jenner is still biologically male but presents himself as a female. Kylie’s sister, supermodel Kendall Jenner, told a magazine in 2015 that they were still allowed to call Caitlyn “dad.”
“My dad is my dad, but he’s not there physically anymore. But she lets me call her dad — that’s the last little piece of dad I’ve got,” she said.
Talk about heartbreaking. Clearly, the transition has deeply affected the entire family, especially Kylie and Kendall.
But SJW social media commenters didn’t cut Kylie any slack. They spammed her Father’s Day post and ridiculed her for daring to post photos of her father as Bruce, the man who raised her, and using the “incorrect” pronouns.
“Just a tad bit awkward that she didn’t post any pictures of Caitlyn…way to be ‘accepting,'” wrote one commenter. “It’s not even a thing about growing up and calling her dad and some sort of comfort, it’s the fact that she doesn’t acknowledge Bruce as a woman.”
“Kinda maybe disrespectful if Caitlyn has identified as a woman her whole life and has now gone through a transition to be one?” read one comment.
Another commenter wrote, “I’m sorry [Caitlyn Jenner], you deserve better, unconditional love. Kris is a running amuck letting your teen kids get knocked up. Help Kylie she needs it desperately. Before she’s too far gone. Your other daughters have failed you too. And I’m sorry.”
One user called the post “wrong.” “I mean if they’re all ‘supportive’ of Caitlyn’s transition, they should get the silicone clogging up their minds and realize that they have to use female pronouns now out of respect.”