Caitlyn Jenner was left angry with Piers Morgan after he made a disrespectful ‘joke’ on his Life Stories TV show.
TV personality and Olympic gold-medal winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner spoke candidly to Piers Morgan about her extraordinary life for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
Caitlyn, who began life as Bruce Jenner, spoke openly about her struggle with gender identity, how she considered suicide and her transition to become the woman she is today.
She opened up about being on a reality TV show, living with the Kardashian family, and her feud with her ex-wife and stepchildren.
Caitlyn also spoke about her three marriages and whether she would date now.
During the interview Piers asked how her physique compared now to what it was like when she was Bruce and joked that ‘obviously certain areas were different’.
Caitlyn said: “See you made a comment there and that’s why you would get in trouble. OK, you just said, ‘oh certain areas’. OK. That to a trans person is disrespectful.”
“You don’t make a joke about [it]. Because it’s not funny. It’s life. It’s part of my life and it’s a very serious part of my life and I take that very seriously and so out of respect to myself and the community, it’s not something that you joke about. It’s something as I said before – [this is] serious stuff, people die over these issues. It’s not a joke.”
Piers said: “It’s genuinely educational. It is. It is a complex issue. I would think I could make a flippant remark and you would laugh. You didn’t and I respect that.”
Caitlyn replied: “Yeah it’s, there was a lot of pain in my life that I dealt with and it wasn’t a joke and all the things that I have done I take very seriously because it affects a lot of people.
“Even at one point I thought about suicide, that was kind of the easy way out. But I just thought how stupid is that, I don’t want to silence my voice. I want my voice to be heard and I want to see if I can make a difference.”
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Caitlyn Jenner airs Thursday 4 January at 9PM on ITV.