Caitlyn Jenner is blaming Ellen DeGeneres for alienating her from the LGBTQ community.
Caitlyn, 67, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2015, telling the talk host that she really still hadn't accepted gay marriage.
Considering the circumstances, Ellen later said she found Caitlyn’s opinion “confusing," during an interview with Howard Stern.
Now, in her new memoir, “The Secrets of My Life,” Caitlyn explains that Ellen, 59, asked in a “friendly voice to discuss how her views on marriage equality have progressed over the years.”
“I am for it. I did not initially understand why marriage was so important, influenced no doubt by my own personal experience. Now I do, and it's a wonderful thing to see,” Caitlyn said at the time.
The I Am Cait star upset Ellen when she called herself a “traditionalist” who never used to approve of same-sex marriage.
“I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was that the whole gay marriage issue came up, I was not for it. I am a traditionalist. I mean, I'm older than most people in the audience. I like tradition and it's always been between a man and a woman and I'm thinking I don't quite get it,” Caitlyn said.
But she writes in her book that she was hurt by Ellen.
“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.”
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