“People are afraid to change themselves,” said one of the kids in the video
In the video, “#Hatchkids Discuss Caitlyn Jenner,” kids are asked to describe a picture of Bruce Jenner and of Caitlyn Jenner — and when they find out they are the same person, their reactions should act as an inspiration for others.
At first, the kids describe Caitlyn as looking happy, confident and calm.
“She looks like she knows what she’s doing, like she’s in charge,” said one of the girls.
When the narrator tells them that Caitlyn and Bruce are one and the same, the kids’ reactions are more mature and more civil than most people’s who have been taking to Twitter to express their negative thoughts.
“If that’s how she is, then that’s fine,” said one kid.
“Who she wants to be is who she should be,” said another.
Jenner has been very open about his transition since the announcement that Diane Sawyer would host an interview with him. This was the first time Jenner publicly spoke about wanting to be a woman, and his struggle with dealing with that since he was a child.
While many, including his kids, have been supportive, there have been various people who have said transphobic insults.
Last week, Vanity Fair released a cover photo of the new Caitlyn Jenner, to which she opened a Twitter account, which broke the record of the fastest growing Twitter account, surpassing President Obama. The account now has 2.51 million followers.
The video also highlights various tweets that express outrage over Jenner’s transition, including tweets that read, “Jenner is a sick man,” and “#CaitlynJenner is a man biologically and based on her DNA. No surgery can change that. Calling a man a woman is an insult.”
Yet, the kids have another mature response to the backlash that has surfaced in recent months.
“I think they [people] are just scared of change. They just want everything to stay the same because they don’t know how to handle it.”
“People are afraid to change themselves.”
“It’s important to be yourself because if you’re not yourself, who are you?”
Watch the video above.