How Will 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Handle Bruce Jenner's Transition? That Should Be Left Up To Jenner
After months of invasive tabloid rumors and speculation, on Friday night Bruce Jenner said, "for all intents and purposes I am a woman" during an interview with Diane Sawyer, bravely choosing to tell his own story, in his own words. While this ABC interview is obviously a very public forum for this announcement, fans must be wondering if Jenner's announcement will be shown on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and if so, how it will be addressed. The E! reality series chronicles the lives of Jenner and his family, and since this is clearly an important of Jenner's life, after 10 years of watching the family bare all, it's understandable that fans would expect to see it on the show.
While it's clear that Jenner has the support of his family, there has been no official word on whether this will be featured on KUWTK. HollywoodLife did report that the show's cameras were there when Jenner revealed this to his daughters, however that has not been confirmed. If the report is accurate, we likely wouldn't see this scene for a few more weeks on KUWTK, as HollywoodLife claims it took place in January, and last week's episode showed Kris Jenner's November birthday party. We also have yet to see the birth of Kourtney Kardashian's son Reign Aston Disick, which happened on Dec. 14.
But it's not the timing that matters here — it's how KUWTK will handle Jenner's announcement if it is featured on the show. His interview with Sawyer was so significant because it let Jenner tell the audience exactly what he wanted to, how he wanted to, and KUWTK needs to do the same thing. Whether the show lets viewers into this deeply personal moment in Jenner's life should be left up to him, and he should be in complete control of how much is aired on E!. This is not a time for fancy editing or a barrage of talking heads from the Kardashian-Jenner family. While it would be nice to see Jenner's family offer their support and encouragement, this is no one's story to tell but Jenner's, who should be given total control over his own narrative.
Editor's Note: Per Jenner's stated preference, Bustle will continue referring to Jenner using he/his pronouns for the time being. We will follow his lead and make any changes to this policy as needed in the future."