Update, 9:10 a.m. PT, April 22nd
The New York Daily News requested TheWrap remove CNN video, because the network did not have the right to broadcast the photograph.
CNN showed images of what appears to be reality star and former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner wearing a striped dress.
The photos, obtained by the New York Daily News, and broadcast by the cable news network on Tuesday, were reportedly taken outside of Jenner’s Malibu home.
In a panel discussion, anchor Don Lemon asked HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill what Jenner’s reported transgender revelation means for the transgender community — and whether Jenner should be doing it on TV.
Hill supported Jenner by using female pronouns she and her, and said it’s exciting for such a major celebrity figure to be transitioning publicly.
Jenner’s exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer set for Friday has been hotly anticipated, with little information known about what the father of E! stars Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and stepfather of the Kardashian sisters, will say.
In a recent teaser clip, Jenner says: “My whole life has been getting me ready for this.”
The former “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star also addresses family by saying, “Those are the only ones I’m concerned with. I can’t let myself hurt them.”
The two-hour exclusive Sawyer/Jenner interview airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
11 Transgender Stars Weigh In on Trans Images in Entertainment (Exclusive)
In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, GLAAD and TheWrap partner to bring you these takes on representations in TV and Film
Chaz Bono, Transgender advocate, writer and musician
1. What transgender story or character has been particularly meaningful or impactful to you?
"'Boys Don't Cry' was important to me. It was about a year after I saw that film that I started to question my own gender identity. It's a difficult movie to watch, but it was the first image of a transgender man I'd ever seen in the mainstream media. Even though the character wasn't perfect and there was a tragic ending, I could still identify with Brandon. Seeing that film helped me figure out that I was transgender."
2. What is a common stereotype or cliché in stories about transgender people that you never want to see again?
"I'm so tired of seeing TV shows and films where transgender people are either victimized or killers. And too often those characters that are supposed to be transgender don't look or act anything like actual transgender people. People in the entertainment industry who are writing, casting, directing, and acting transgender roles have a responsibility to do their research and make it more realistic."