'In Touch' Magazine Photoshops Makeup on Bruce Jenner, Sparks Outrage
InTouch Weekly kicked off the new year with an offensive cover that was sure to get the Internet riled.
This week's cover features 65-year-old Bruce Jenner photoshopped to appear like he's wearing makeup and woman's clothing with the headline "Bruce's Story: My Life As a Woman."
Not surprisingly, the image has sparked plenty of outrage, considering it's not even a real photograph of Bruce. BuzzFeed tracked down the real 2013 image of Dynasty actress Stephanie Beacham on which the tabloid superimposed the former Olympian's face.
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Bruce has been the subject of transgender rumors for some time now, fueled by reports that he underwent surgery to flatten his Adam's apple, as well photos of him stepping out with long hair and nail polish. However, the family has always denied these claims. His ex-wife Kris Jenner told ET last year, "Ninety-nine percent of the stuff in the tabloids is made up."
InTouch further claims that Bruce plans to come out this year about transitioning on the cover of LGBT magazine The Advocate. However, the magazine has already shut down that report.
"They have no insider source with knowledge of The Advocate’s planned coverage," Matthew Breen, editor in chief of The Advocate said on the magazine's site, adding that he finds the photoshopped cover "distressing."
And plenty of people agree.
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This is absolutely disgusting and beyond cruel. Shame on you @intouchweekly#Transphobiapic.twitter.com/PEcbbHQ0Uj— Leanne Woodfull (@LeanneWoodfull) January 15, 2015
Dear @intouchweekly, There is an extremely high suicide rate of in the transgender community Mocking Bruce Jenner is wrong on so many levels— IG: PeteyPlastic (@PeteyPlastic) January 14, 2015
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Kris talked to ET about Bruce's changing appearance in October.
"They've been saying that since 1976," she said candidly. "For me, that's not my experience with Bruce. He's a great guy. I love him. I don't know what he’s going through right now. I think he’s just very happy and I think every time he makes a change in his life -- whether it's emotional or physical or whatever he's doing -- somebody's going to comment on whatever look you have going on for the day."
Bruce and Kris finalized their divorce amicably in December after 22 years of marriage. The 59-year-old Kardashian matriarch has moved on with a new love, Corey Gamble, a 33-year-old who works for Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun’s SB Projects.
Watch her candid interview below: