TIME- Fans of Bruce Jenner in Australia have taken to social media to show the former Olympic athlete their support by painting their nails.
As Jenner explained in his interview with Diane Sawyer after coming out as transgender, he wishes he could be comfortable enough presenting himself as female to “have my nail polish on long enough that it actually chips off.” (Jenner will continue to be referred to by male pronouns for the time being.)
An Australian radio station kicked off the nail polish trend by asking men to paint their nails to show Jenner their support, Buzzfeed reports.
You know when a celebrity passes away and social media blows up? Everyone talking about how much they liked his/her movies, or how much they meant to them, or how good of a person they were, despite never meeting that person once in their life? Meanwhile, when someone from their own bloodline dies, they barely stay for the entirety of the wake and they don't say a thing about it to the public? A bunch of straight dudes painting their nails in solidarity for Bruce Jenner is the exact same phenomenon. Bruce Jenner was a rich, white, ex-olympian and reality television star. Now he's just a rich, white, ex-olympian and reality star that wears a dress. That dick tucking son of a bitch doesn't need solidarity, he needs fashion advice...
Of all the members of the LGBT community, Bruce Jenner is the one that needs public support? I think the guy (?) is doing just fine. All things considered, if you are going to switch genders in your mid-60's, the one family that can make that seem normal is the Kardashian/Jenner clan. This is pretty par for the course with them. What about Steve, the barback from Texas, whose parents haven't talked to him since he got hair extensions and went up a cup size? Can we give our support to someone who is in dire need of it? Bruce Jenner is doing just fucking fine. If you are a straight dude that's painting your nails, or even some random person that happens to be reading this, take a long look at your life. Have you realized that the man in the middle of a sex change transformation is living more comfortable than you are yet? I am all about living the life that you choose to live, but don't feed me this bullshit about how courageous Bruce Jenner is. He's got the support of his entire family, and a bunch of straight dudes out there painting there nails for him. He's not someone that is standing in direct opposition of all the injustices that transgenders in America face. He's just someone with far too much money that decided that he looks like, totally fabulous in heels. There are a lot of people in this world facing hardships. All of them have less money, notoriety and fame than Bruce Jenner. So if the question is "are you painting your nails and walking around looking like an asshole so a rich dude can feel good about his new vagina?" then the answer is...