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When it comes to Halloween costumes inspired by her iconic Vanity Fair cover, Caitlyn Jenner is not taking them personally: “I’m in on the joke,” the I Am Cait star told Matt Lauer in a sneak peek at her upcoming interviews on the Today show.
“I don’t think it’s offensive at all,” Jenner continued, though she acknowledged that those in the transgender community are inclined to think otherwise. “I think it’s great,” said Jenner, joking that the manufacturers could have at least found a better-looking outfit.
The outfit in question featured a white bodysuit with a padded top and a sash that reads “Call Me Caitlyn.” The costume also comes with a brunette wig.
“You probably won’t break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did when she first made her account, but you’ll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together,” reads a description of the costume, which was immediately met with criticism when it began making the rounds online.
“When transgender women step out into the world as their authentic selves, they aren’t wearing a costume,” said GLAAD in a statement. “Companies should think twice before seeking to profit from mocking trans women.”
Jenner’s interview with Lauer airs Wednesday and Thursday.
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