Kim Kardashian hits out at ‘untruthful’ stepmother Caitlyn Jenner on Ellen
Kim Kardashian has lashed out her former stepmother Caitlyn Jenner.
Reality star Kim K was appearing on the Ellen Show when she was asked about Caitlyn Jenner, who was married to her mother Kris Jenner before coming out as trans.
In the interview Kim reacted to Caitlyn Jenner’s upcoming book, a “tell-all” that discusses her transition to female.
In her frequent media appearances to promote the book, Jenner has been harshly critical about her ex-wife’s struggles to accept her transition. On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner trashed the book as “made up”.
Speaking to Ellen, Kim Kardashian said: “My heart breaks for my mom, you know? I feel like she’s been through so much and [Caitlyn]’s promoting this book and she’s saying all these things.
“I don’t think it’s necessary and I just feel like it’s unfair, things aren’t truthful.”
She continued: “She’s not being honest] about some thing about my mom, and other things. I feel like it’s taken her a really long time to be honest with herself, but it’s just so hurtful. I wish her all the success in the world, but not at our expense.”
Asked if the family still have a relationship with Jenner, she said: “For Kendall and Kylie, that’s their dad.
“My mom’s been so respectful for so long, always wanting Caitlyn around and always wanting a great relationship with Caitlyn, but… I haven’t talked to her in a couple weeks.
“I’ll always love her. That was my stepdad for so many years. She taught me about character growing up, and I just feel like I don’t respect the character she’s showing now.”
“I’ll always have a major love for her for who she was in my life.
“I want to be respectful, but I feel there’s no need for a book bashing other people. I think it’s not tasteful.”
The choice of the Ellen Show for the interview is interesting, given Caitlyn Jenner claimed in her book that she was “alienated” by Ellen DeGeneres over her stance on same-sex marriage.
Jenner wrote: “I believed, as anyone would, that that was exactly what she wanted to talk about – my progression in terms of changing attitude over the years.
“This discussion further alienated me from members of the LGBTQ community.
“Ellen’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where in my mind she even more emphatically took what I said out of context, made it go viral.”
Jenner told Ellen in 2015: “I have to admit — I remember 10 years ago, 15 years ago, whenever the whole gay marriage issue came up — at first I was not for it,” she said to DeGeneres.
“I’m a traditionalist. I’m older than most people in your audience.
“I, kind of, like tradition and it’s always been a man and a woman.
“I was thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it’. But as time has gone on — I think like a lot of people on this issue — I’ve really changed my thinking.
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“I don’t ever want to stand in front of anyone’s happiness.”
Jenner transitioned two years ago, revealing her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair.
She became a huge hit and was celebrated for the bravery of going through the experience so publicly.
However her TV series, I Am Cait, flopped in its second season, following a string of positive comments about the Republicans and Donald Trump that alienated some of her core fans.
Her adoration for Trump did not last, however.
When the president repealed an Obama era protection for trans people using the bathroom, Jenner hit out at Trump, writing: “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster.
“You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”