Of all the pop culture references we’re dreading seeing turned into a Halloween costume, Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover tops the list. Her coming out was an enormous cultural moment and an important one for transgender visibility in our society, and it will be a shame to see it mocked by a bunch of beer-splattered, mouth breathing bros stumbling about town in ivory bustiers, their leg hair on full display. But it seems the one person such a costume would offend – Ms. Jenner herself — couldn’t care less.
“I’m in on the joke,” she told Matt Lauer in an interview with Today. “I don’t think it’s offensive at all. I know the community does and they’ve got a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great,” she said with a laugh. Her only qualm? “They could have a better-looking outfit for ’em. We could have done my own costume! I mean, that was a serious bustier on the cover of Vanity Fair.”
It sure was. Sadly, we don’t think anyone will wear it better than Caitlyn.