Love her or hate her, there’s something about Caitlyn. In recent months, the spotlight has been on the transgender former Olympian… but regardless, I’m refusing to support her.
Why, you might ask. Well, it has nothing to do with the fact that she has transitioned from male to female. In fact, I applaud that and the bravery it took. But I am not in support of the tragic accident that Caitlyn Jenner caused that almost everyone has forgotten about.
Caitlyn Jenner has become even more famous than her famous-for-nothing relatives, and it’s glaringly obvious that she’s ridden their coat tails to stay relevant. Yes, Caitlyn is an important voice in transgender rights, but who is she? And why is she plastered on screens and magazines as if she’s a hero? She is not. She is a coward.
If you can cast your mind back to February, you may remember Caitlyn (at the time, Bruce) Jenner causing a multiple car accident in California. It was widely publicised and she was damned for using a phone whilst driving. The crash resulted in the death of a mother, and the hospitalisation of five others. Yet, Caitlyn Jenner walked away with no criminal record and barely has had time to feel sorry for what she did – she’s too busy doing cover stories and promoting her reality show I Am Cait.
Since then, Jenner was quietly sued for wrongful death by relatives of the woman killed in a car crash, Kim Howe. It was settled and she will not faced charges for the accident.
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But what should really be front page news is where are the families Caitlyn Jenner affected now? How are they coping with the loss of a mother at the hands of a dangerous, distracted driver? It remains to be seen if any other civilian would be able to get off scot free, or being a part of the Kardashian clan gives her automatic entry into the larger Hollywood law-exempt crowd.
Anyone who has been in a car accident that has hurt someone knows the horrible guilt, let alone someone who has caused the tragic death of another. So where is Caitlyn’s remorse? Where is the public statement saying sorry? OR has it been swept under the rug for better ratings?
Worse yet, three weeks ago, Caitlyn Jenner controversially won this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the Epsy, but true bravery should constitute admitting you were wrong, shouldn’t it?
Again, the media did not heavily cover the reaction of Jessica Steindorff, the driver of the Prius involved in the Malibu accident. She said, “I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show,” reports NY Daily News.
“I would hope that someone who seems to greatly value the importance of human existence would be more sensitive to the fact that she ended another person’s life”.
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Instead, Jenner was lauded by many for her rousing speech at the awards.
So I want to know today, do you agree? Should Caitlyn Jenner be held accountable for the death of Kim Howe?