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Above is the Kimye scene from the premiere of I Am Cait, E!’s new reality series about Caitlyn Jenner. We’ve known for a while now (via Jenner’s April coming-out interview with Diane Sawyer) that Kanye West helped his initially wary wife Kim Kardashian accept Caitlyn’s transition, but via this show, we heard Kanye himself speak about Caitlyn for the first time.
“I think it’s one of the strongest things that have happened in our...existence as human beings that are so controlled by perception,” he said. “‘Cause you couldn’t have been up against more. your daughter’s a supermodel, you’re a celebrity...every type of thing, and it was still like, ‘Fuck everybody, this is who I am.’”
Being a potentially great thing for the world is the show’s overt m.o. Jenner’s stated ethos aligned with that of her recent ESPYs speech. She arrived with her privilege in check, stating in the intro that the wide public acceptance she received upon coming out is unique, and that “it’s not this way for everybody.”
“I feel a tremendous responsibility here, because I have a voice and there’s so many trans people out there who do not have a voice,” said Jenner. The episode mostly focused on the unveiling of Caitlyn to her close family, but also there were multiple scenes that discussed Kyler Prescott, a trans teen boy who killed himself in May.
“I hope I get it right,” said Jenner at the beginning of the episode. Given how carefully inclusive her message is thus far, all signs point to her achieving her goal.