For someone who calls themselves pro the LGBT community, the coverage has been crude, rude, and at times outright bigoted. She’s called him names (“Brucetta”) and mocked things including his hair, body, and recently painting his fingernails pink. She also keeps laughing and encouraging the audience to laugh at the idea of someone being trans or struggling with gender identity or sexuality (the same is true in her coverage of Hank Baskett’s affair with Ava London).
Last week, taking about Bruce’s love life, Wendy said “Bruce Jenner is reportedly dating … a WOMAN! And her name is Ron-… (pause) -da.” Feigning surprise that he’s dating a woman.
This week, covering the nail polish story, Wendy said “Thank God he waited for his kids to grow up before making this transition or whatever it is he’s going through. Can you imagine how awful it would be for those kids if he showed up with a blowout, a shaved Adam’s apple, pink nail polish, and smoking a cigarette at a PTA meeting? Could you imagine?” Her comments are made at 5:00 in the video.
The comments haven’t gone unnoticed. And now LGBTQ organisation GLAAD has called Wendy out for her attitude.
“To suggest that a person’s nail polish color or hairstyle would inflict harm on their children is just ludicrous,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told TheWrap. “What does inflict harm, however, is gross and invasive speculation about a person’s gender identity.”
Today TMZ.com defended Bruce as he is being harassed by bigots at his golf games. The majority of people are kind to Bruce. However, the minority of people at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks have been rude. One person mocked the M2F reports, asking , “How’s your d**k” to which Bruce replied “It’s right here. It hasn’t worked in 20 years.” Another guy heckled Bruce in the locker room and threatened to cut off his long, ombre hair.