The cover says “Bruce’s story: My life as a woman. Kris panics over his big announcement; What he told the Kardashians; 11 shocking photos inside”. And it features a Photoshopped photo of Bruce that merges his features with Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham.
In addition to doctoring the cover, Hollywood Life said that Bruce would come out in a future issue of The Advocate. They claimed to have all the insider information after speaking with someone from The Advocate. The magazine reacted with a denial. Matthew Breen, editor in chief of The Advocate wrote: “I’m astounded that Bonnie Fuller’s Hollywood Life would claim to have ‘all the details’ on Bruce Jenner’s ‘big magazine plans’ because their story is a total fabrication — like InTouch’s distressing Photoshopped cover… Neither publication has any insider source with knowledge of The Advocate’s planned coverage.”
Other outlets also expressed their concern with The Daily Beast posting a story called “InTouch Puts Transphobia on Its Cover with Bruce Jenner Photoshop” calling InTouch “out of touch”. The Advocate’s story is called “Trans People to InTouch Weekly: Your Fake Bruce Jenner Cover Is ‘Sad’.” And The Gloss also called out the bigotry too, noting “InTouch Photoshopped Bruce Jenner Into A Woman Because Haha, Transgender People?”
InTouch is yet to respond to the criticism. Kris Jenner is reportedly “outraged” by the cover, feeling it’s cruel whether it’s true or not.
UPDATE: GLAAD has also issued a statement. Its President, Sarah Kate Ellis, said: “This nonsense has to end… Speculating about a person’s gender identity only inflames the invasive and gross scrutiny that transgender people face every day at school, at work, or even when just walking down the street. It’s long past time that media outlets stop gossiping about Bruce Jenner’s gender.”