There’s a petition to revoke Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic medal. Because in the world we live in there are people who don’t have much else to do but poke spokes in their spare time. Former Olympic gold medallist Bruce Jenner who is now Caitlyn Jenner won a Gold Medal for USA in Decathlon in the 1976 Olympics. Now that Bruce has dramatically announced herself as Caitlyn Jenner to the world on Monday via a Vanity Fair cover, someone has set up a petition to have Jenner’s Olympic gold medal revoked on the basis that because she says she’s always identified as a woman, she was a woman when she entered Olympic competition. Jenner won gold for the men’s decathlon in 1976.
The sugar-dipped petition reads : “We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men’s sports and vice versa. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men’s event. It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathalon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself.”
I don’t care a damn if Bruce Jenner was a woman trapped in a man’s body. I don’t care if now Jenner has blossomed into Caitlyn Jenner after battling 65 years of gender dysphoria. But this petition to revoke his Olympic Gold Medal is just bull-crap. Yes Caitlyn Jenner will make millions from the yet-to-be-aired Reality TV show that documents the transformation of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner knows Reality TV well from The Kardashians’ success. Good now Caitlyn can pay off the mortgage on the Malibu home and splurge some on other extravaganzas.
Best bit – Bruce Jenner would had never made it to the cover of Vanity Fair but Caitlyn Jenner did and that too shot by the legendary photographer, Annie Leibovitz!