Caitlyn Jenner’s powerful Independence Day message, which is saturating the headlines today, adds more evidence to this woman’s popularity. Couple that with her daughters, Kylie and Kendal, blowing Kim and her Kardashian sisters onto the second page at times, it looks like a new generation of folks may be more interested in keeping up with the Jenner’s rather than their predecessors the Kardashians.
The Huffington Post on July 5 reports on Caitlyn’s “inspiring message” for Independence Day first, then the news of the rest of the Kardashian family follows. News about Caitlyn seems to trump the Kardashian broods’ outfits and antics in many of the articles in the media today, which seems to suggest the tide is turning.
The HF Post elaborates on the inspiring Independence Day message that Caitlyn wrote and then continues with, “In case you weren’t keeping up with the other Jenner and Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian also got very patriotic over the holiday. The reality star shared a photo decked out in all red, white and blue sparkly gear. Her sister Kourtney Kardashian also shared some patriotic photos of herself with daughter Penelope over the holiday.”
That message from Caitlyn on Instagram was simple, but to the point. A picture of a framed American flag with the caption, “Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American … where at least I am free to be me.” Caitlyn is now living her life free of pretending since her transition and she couldn’t be happier. Caitlyn said, “Even my son, actually, Burt said that to me one time. He goes, ‘To be honest with you, I think Caitlyn is a lot better person than Bruce,” reports USA Today on July 6.
Caitlyn agrees with her son, because she no longer lives a lie and she is no longer keeping a “secret from morning till night.” The years of daily struggles that she encountered was a life that left her feeling like she was just going through the motions at times. Her sharing this in the media brought so much more to the fans than watching a bikini wax get done, like you might see on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
The endless bikini waxes, a contest on whose female body parts smell the best and all the other meaningless Kardashian antics that have keep folks entertained through the years has its place in the entertainment world, which is obvious by their fantastic ratings. Now that Caitlyn broke out of this mold and has offered up her real-life struggle, the interest seems to be shifting a bit towards the serious life event of Caitlyn’s transition.
Her life of living in a household full of glamorous women, but having to hide the fact that she too was one of them was not easy. The interest in Caitlyn (with a “C”) has exploded because she was dealing a with real life struggle and not something superficial.
Kendall and Kylie’s new found fame, while not without some antics, appears a bit more on the tame side in comparison to what the Kardashian ladies have offered up in the past. On Father’s Day Kylie and Kendell both posted loving open messages to Caitlyn online.
According to Hollywood Life, “Kylie’s message called Caitlyn her “little light of sunshine,” and Kendall’s equally touching note said that “just because [Caitlyn’s] appearance is different now doesn’t mean [she was] any less of a father to [her.]”
The entire family of Kardashian and Jenner’s let Caitlyn know just how much she is loved, except for Kris Jenner. She is allegedly still furious for the “poaching of Kris’s glam squad.” It is reported that she’s even “plotting revenge” on Caitlyn for breaking away from Kris’s controlled world, conveys Hollywood Life. It is not known yet if Caitlyn’s new found fame is temporary and possibly wane as time goes on or if she is now in a place to trump the Kardashians in the headlines for some time.
Just how much of Kris Jenner’s angst toward Caitlyn is based in reality and how much of this reported resentment is just a headline grabbing tactic is not known. What is known about Caitlyn is that she’s become one popular lady!