Bruce Jenner, who is calling himself Caitlyn now, shamelessly posed on the heavily Photoshopped cover of Vanity Fair magazine wearing a corset.
And while the 65-year-old former Olympian has the support of his ex-wife, Kris Jenner, and her Kardashian brood, he is "terribly hurt" and disappointed in his four oldest kids.
Vanity Fair writer Buzz Bissinger explains that Jenner's four oldest children, Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, and Brody -- from his previous two marriages -- refuse to appear in his E! Network reality TV show.
Their involvement in the show is pivotal because Kris, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, who insiders say secretly despise Jenner, will not be participating in his show.
The four kids even turned down the promise of lucrative reality paychecks, causing Jenner to throw a fit and hurl profanity at them.
According to Bissinger, Jenner begged and pleaded with his kids, but they steadfastly refused to be apart of E Network's blatant exploitation of his mental illness.
... [D]espite numerous entreaties from their father as well as the head of E! programming, the Jenner children refuse to participate, forgoing financial gain and exposure in the process. At first their decision did not seem to register with Caitlyn. She kept hoping they could be persuaded because she knows from eight years on Keeping Up with the Kardashians the necessity of a family dynamic for ratings success. When she realized the decision was final, she became increasingly frustrated and on one occasion hurled profanities. She told me she felt “terribly disappointed and terribly hurt.” Source
Bissing says the kids are supportive of his mental illness, but they remain skeptical of Kris Jenner's "Kardashian machine" and they question E! Network's commitment to social change.
Bissinger believes the four kids still hold resentment toward their father for not pushing Kris Jenner to include them in her once popular reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Jenner's previous wives -- Chrystie Crownover and Linda Thompson -- say that, while Jenner was a good father, he wasn't always there for the milestone moments in his children's lives.
Jenner says his former self was “always telling lies,” but his new onstage persona, Caitlyn Jenner, “doesn’t have any lies."
Still, his son Burt is optimistic about his father's so-called "transition."
“I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that,” he said.
In related news, ESPN plans to award Jenner with the prestigious Arthur Ashe courage award. Ashe died of complications after he contracted AIDS in a blood transfusion in the 1980s.
And President Obama called Jenner "courageous" for "living his authentic self."
The irony is that Jenner is lying to himself every time he undresses and looks in the mirror.
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