After Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn Jenner was unveiled in Vanity Fair with a cover titled ‘Call me Caitlyn’, the Twitter mob went into overdrive with thousands rushing to tweet their congratulations.
However, as Mr S’s colleague Brendan O’Neill reported, not all tweets were well received. Drake Bell, a former American child star, became the subject of abuse after he tweeted ‘Sorry… still calling you Bruce’. A Twitter robot called @she_not_he has since been set up ‘looking for anyone who uses the “he” pronoun in conjunction with Caitlyn Jenner’s name’.
So Mr S has concerns for Vanity Fair‘s UK editor, Henry Porter. Speaking at the magazine’s Digital Summit in Shoreditch yesterday, Porter opened a panel discussion by decribing the high levels of traffic their website had received as a result of ‘Bruce Jenner’s sex change’.
As editor, surely Porter ought to listen to his cover star and call her Caitlyn.