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Has Caitlyn Jenner gone too far? | Point/Counterpoint

In this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 photo, Caitlyn Jenner speaks during the Voices on Point Gala in Los Angeles.
In this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 photo, Caitlyn Jenner speaks during the Voices on Point Gala in Los Angeles. Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP

The nation has this weird fascination with the Kardashians and the man in Kris’ life, Bruce Jenner, who became Caitlyn Jenner not too long ago.

We, as a gawking public, went through the Vanity Fair cover shot, the shock that Olympian Bruce Jenner really wanted to be a woman, and all the interviews of how he felt like a she. OK, we get it, it’s 2016 and it is time for everyone to love themselves.

But a recent trending news piece is that Caitlyn is going to pose nude on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Wait, what? Some of us at Surge are wondering ‘what the hell?’ while others are saying, ‘Good for her!’ Some who have not formed an opinion are finally getting fired up about this one.

So, we ask the question: Has Caitlyn Jenner gone too far?

Yes, he has

OK. I’m officially sick of it. I’ve sat back and watched this Kris Jenner production of her family running the E! Network. Her family runs productions at Harrah’s Hotel and Casinos and they’re on the cover of every entertainment magazine. I understand Bruce Jenner was an Olympian and did some great things in the 70s and 80s.

I get it that this year marks the 40th anniversary of his medal win. Great accomplishment. SI’s body issue shows me enouh of the human body to show that some people work hard to keep their body the center of their universe. I don’t need a man who identifies as a woman to pose nude on a sports magazine with my country’s flag and her... err... his gold medals to prove anything.

No, she hasn’t

Caitlyn Jenner is a sign of the times and if someone has the good idea to put her on the cover of a magazine, kudos to them!

It’s a great sign that people change over time. We may look at someone as an Olympian and now know that as time passes, that person changes. Their outlook, their feelings and their beliefs evolve. This visual society often pictures celebrities and sports figures just like the snapshot in their mind — Michael Jordan towering over them at an autograph signing, Taylor Swift bopping around stage or Bob Marley always squinty eyed.

But there’s always a human side to the commercialization of someone’s brand. Bruce Jenner is allowing us to meet the inner personality that proudly made her way out of his body and is now known as Caitlyn. Welcome Caitlyn into Bruce’s fame and let the two be one — even if it is on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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