Bruce Jenner Interview: Reactions on Twitter from Celebrities to Transgender Woman Transition

April 25, 2015

The Bruce Jenner interview with Diana Sawyer in which he announced “I am a woman” has brought forth an outpouring of reactions on Twitter as celebrities and public figures. Many took to social media to express support and to thank the Olympian and reality-TV star for his courage in making a groundbreaking announcement. Here is a roundup of what is being said

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In the much-anticipated interview, broadcast on ABC on Friday night, Bruce Jenner confirmed that he is transgender and is a woman. He spoke with much candor throughout, summing up his journey, at age 65, by saying, “I’ve been thinking about this day forever.”

He has been in the public eye since the 1970s when he won the gold medal at the Montreal Olympics for the decathlon, this becoming at the time, the greatest athlete in the world. And, for younger generations, he has been known as the step father on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ and has long been a target of speculation, rumor, and intrusive paparazzi photos.

But now, the time for speculation is over. Bruce Jenner said of his transition, ““I’m actually really excited about the future … about what I could do to be able to do some real good in the world, so I’m actually, for the first time in my life, looking forward to the future.”

And indeed, it has made for a riveting television moment, that sees our society itself in the midst of transition. After weeks and months of unscrupulous media outlets attempting to out Bruce Jenner, ABC News allowed him to tell his story on his own terms and in his own way. And along the way, the public has gotten an education on the challenges that the transgender community faces daily.

Bruce Jenner was trending before, during, and now after the broadcast. And, as is often the case, many have taken to Twitter to express their views, to offer messages of support, encouragement, applause and more.

Bruce Jenner’s family members took to social media as did many in the entertainment and sports world. Here is a roundup of what is being said.

Reactions continue to pour in, as #BruceJender continue to be a trending topics on Twitter.

Pictures: PR Photos

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