Brody Jenner Kept Misgendering Caitlyn Jenner on ‘The Hills’ Last Night, and Twitter Is Pissed

Amanda Lundgren
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From Cosmopolitan

After months and months of waiting, The Hills: New Beginnings FINALLY premiered last night. And as expected, it was full of nostalgia. NGL, hearing the opening notes of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” may or may not have brought a tear to my eye, and seeing the gang back onscreen made me downright giddy.

Even though the OG Hills was pretty much all fake, that didn’t stop people from tuning in to the reboot. Whitney, Audrina, Spencer, Heidi, Stephanie, and Brody made their return in last night’s premiere, and things started off pretty tame. It is only the first episode, after all. But one moment that got everyone talking was a conversation Brody had about his dad, Caitlyn Jenner.

Over dinner, Brody’s friend Frankie brought up the fact that Brody’s wife is also named Kaitlynn. The show then cut to an interview with Brody, where he joked about the coincidence.

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“My dad, he also became a woman-don’t wanna forget about that one!” he said. “I had been dating Kaitlynn Carter for four and a half years, and my dad came out and said that he wanted to be called Caitlyn. Two Caitlyns...[raises eyebrows].”

It then cut back to the dinner conversation.

“Look, man, it’s a wild world we live in out there, you know?” Brody said before he and Frankie started laughing.

Instead of using Caitlyn’s preferred pronoun of “she,” Brody called her “he” twice in the interview. Now, giving Brody the benefit of the doubt, he could have just been referring to Caitlyn pre-transition when she was still known as Bruce. But Brody seemed uncomfortable talking about it, and fans noticed. People immediately started calling him out on Twitter for misgendering his dad.

Neither Brody nor Caitlyn has commented publicly on the misgendering yet. And to be fair, none of us know what Brody and Caitlyn’s relationship is really like IRL. According to MTV, Caitlyn won’t be appearing on this season of The Hills: New Beginnings, but that might change if there’s a season 2. For now, we’ll just have to watch Brody’s ups and downs with the other Kaitlynn in his life.


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