(WB) Piers Morgan angered Caitlyn Jenner when he joked about her transition and gender confirmation surgery.
According to the Sun, while filming with Jenner for an episode of “Life Stories” Morgan pulled out a male doll meant to represent Jenner pre-transition.
“You were an all-American, 6ft 2in muscle-bound guy. When you look at that guy what do you think?” Morgan asks Jenner.
“Good for him. There is a lot more to this story than just that,” Jenner replies.
Morgan continues to press Jenner for details on her transition asking, “How does your physique compare now to what it did then? Obviously, certain areas we know about.”
Jenner fired back at Morgan calling his comment “disrespectful.”
“You made a comment there and that’s why you would get in trouble, OK? You said, ‘Certain areas’ – that, to a trans person, is disrespectful,” Jenner says. “It’s not funny. It’s life. It’s a very serious part of my life. I take that very seriously and so out of respect to myself and the community, it’s not something that you joke about.”
“This is serious stuff. People die over these issues. It’s not a joke,” Jenner adds.
Jenner’s argument seemed to resonate with Morgan who simply replied “point taken.”
Morgan is known for his fiery debates with the transgender/non-binary community. His argument with a non-binary couple on “Good Morning Britain” went viral in May.
— Mariah Cooper, Washington Blade courtesy of the National LGBTQ Media Association.