Kim Kardashian West appeared on a taped segment of “Today” with Matt Lauer. She wanted to share her thoughts about her stepfather, Bruce Jenner’s, his transition to being a woman and how the Kardashian family is coping with his decision. Kim admitted that Bruce’s gender change is a huge adjustment process for her and the rest of the Kardashian family. Not only are they going to therapy, they are in contact with GLADD and other organizations to help them in their understanding about transgender issues. Kim told Matt that she supports Bruce 100 percent in his decision and she just wants him to be happy. “Bruce is the most honest … He has the biggest heart and I’m really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it and that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness. That’s what life is about. I don’t know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren’t yourself.”
Kim settled the rumors of whether the Kardashian family members support Bruce in his decision. She said the tabloid headlines are “all really so made up. There were lots of family meetings. We still have them. Say what you want about us, we work out everything as a family, we have the best communication, and we are so in sync with each other. I love having so many siblings and such a mom because, you know, each family member might be dealing with this in a different way. But we have each other to go through this experience with. And I’m really grateful for that.”
According to Bruce, Kim has been the most supportive in his decision to change genders. Bruce said during the interview with Diane Sawyer, “Kim told me a story. She goes, ‘You know what really turned me around on thinking about this?’ I said, ‘What?’ She goes, ‘Kanye.’ I went, ‘Oh, okay.’ He says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me. If I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything.’ Since then, Kimberly has been, by far, the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to about it.”
GLAAD helped Kim with issues of which pronoun to use with Bruce. She said, “What do we call him? Do we say him or her? How do we be respectful? There’s so many different things that you just want to be supportive and you just want to be respectful, and I think that everything takes time. I mean, Bruce wants us to feel as comfortable as possible and take everything at our own pace, and we love him for that, and we respect him for that. Until that transition is done, we’ve learned that you do refer to him as him. He’s been really, really good at explaining everything to us, even though it’s really new. These have been newer feelings—not newer feelings for him, but for us to digest. He’s done a really good job of walking us through it.”
What do you think about Kanye’s words of wisdom that helped change Kim’s opinion of Bruce Jenner life-changing decision? Do you believe that Kim is being honest about her feelings? Please post your thoughts in the comments section.