Thursday 23 November 2017

'I'm actually ashamed to see so many transphobic tweets' - Late Late Show viewers hit back at homophobic messages after Caitlyn Jenner interview

Caitlyn Jenner chats to Ryan Tubridy. Photo: RTE
Caitlyn Jenner chats to Ryan Tubridy. Photo: RTE
Caitlyn Jenner chats to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show. Photo: RTE

When transgender reality TV star and Olympic gold medallist Caitlyn Jenner appeared on last night’s Late Late Show, she told the story of how her family reacted to her transitioning from Bruce to Caitlyn.

The Late Late Show was trending on Twitter this morning and last night, as users hit back at those who'd posted homophobic tweets during the interview.

"I'm actually ashamed to see so many transphobic tweets from Irish people tonight watching," one user said online.

"You might not 'understand' trans people, but that doesn't give you the right to dismiss their feelings and experiences as human beings," another said.

Jenner (68), who revealed her identity as a trans woman in April 2015, told Ryan Tubridy that she was proud of how her son Brandon, now 36, reacted at the news.

The Olympic gold medallist, who was married to Kris Jenner for 23 years, said she herself told her son Brandon gradually.

"We were talking about it but he knew the whole story! His mother would have told him about it but we'd never talked about it. He said, `dad, you know what? I've always been so proud to be your son," Caitlyn said.

"`If I go to the airport and I hand in my ID, they say was your father Bruce Jenner? I say, yeah that's my dad'. So Brandon says I've always been so proud to be your son but I've never been more proud of you than I am tonight.'"

Caitlyn, who said she has Irish ancestry on her mother’s side,  said she cried after she spoke to her son.

"I cried and I thought I hope they're all this easy! But I started with Brandon and that was the nicest thing he could have said to me at that time when I was spilling my heart and soul out to him."

Here's what viewers said when they hit back at those tweeting homophobic and transphobic messages.

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