At this point, it’s safe to say that the audience for Bruce Jenner‘s interview with Diane Sawyer will be well into the millions. While the endless antics of the Kardashian sisters and Jenner girls will certainly be documented day-to-day all over the media (and social media), Bruce’s rumored gender transition is by far one of the biggest stories of 2015. In the first promo for the highly-anticipated interview with ABC, Bruce’s face was kept hidden, but — possibly/probably/absolutely in an effort to build anticipation even more — the latest one not only shows his face, but also plays a clip of him speaking.
In the promo, Bruce says, “My whole life has been getting me ready for this.”
There’s not doubt that Bruce has dealt with more than his share of torment for his appearance and potential gender transition. From being Photoshopped onto an actress’s body for a transphobic magazine cover to getting bullied about being about to do a “duet” by Jamie Foxx, it’s ridiculous how people have treated his gender identity. Regardless of whether he is transitioning or not, these types of responses are beyond inappropriate and insensitive. Hopefully, no matter what is said in the interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce will be able to set the record straight on his own terms and be offered true support, even from total strangers in the press and celebrity world.
Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner for ABC will air on April 24th.