Caitlyn Jenner Apologizes for a Comment She Made in Her 'TIME' Interview

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Caitlyn Jenner was honored in TIME magazine's Person of the Year issue, where she was named number seven on their "short list." In the interview, Cait opened up about her journey and she ended up getting some backlash for the comments she made about her appearance.

"One thing that has always been important for me, and it may seem very self-absorbed or whatever, is . . . your presentation of who you are. I think it's much easier for a trans woman or a trans man who authentically, kind of, looks and plays the role," she told them. "I try to take [my presentation] seriously. I think it puts people at ease. If you're out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable."

Now, after realizing that offended a lot of people with the comment, Cait has apologized in a WhoSay blog post entitled "Still So Much to Learn" (read the full post here).
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"What I was trying to say is that our world really is still a binary one, and that people who look "visibly transgender" sometimes can struggle for acceptance and may be treated poorly by others," she began. "And while this may be true, it's also something that needs to change."

She then explained that while yes, fashion, makeup and appearance are part of the world she came from, she wants "to help create a world in which people are able to express their gender in any way that is true and authentic for them. And most importantly -- a world in which how a trans person is treated isn't dependent on how they look."

At the end of the post, she promised to keep learning and to try to be more articulate in the future.
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