Throwing Shade

Bruce Jenner's life decisions are none of our business

FILE - This April 5, 2009 file photo shows Kris Jenner, left, and her husband Bruce Jenner at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Kris Jenner filed for divorce Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles, from estranged husband, Bruce Jenner, citing irreconcilable differences. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
FILE - This April 5, 2009 file photo shows Kris Jenner, left, and her husband Bruce Jenner at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Kris Jenner filed for divorce Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles, from estranged husband, Bruce Jenner, citing irreconcilable differences. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File) AP

A high school best friend once told me, "If you have skeletons in your closet, it's best to teach them how to dance."

The quote stuck with me through adulthood, and I've always tried to live my life as an open book. However, there are things about myself that I keep private for a reason.

We all have intimate parts of ourselves that we don't want the world to see, because they are personal and not meant for everyone to know about.

I've seen the photos of Bruce Jenner's manicure. I've seen his long hair and his diamond bling. I see the terribly photoshopped tabloid covers that depict him dressed in full drag.

We've all seen the good, the bad and the ugly because Jenner has been in the public eye for decades.

And if a grown man wants to make a journey to become a woman, that's his business, not ours. If he wants to go to the nail salon and pay for a fresh mani and pedi, that's his business, not ours.

What's not our businesses is picking up tabloids that pay someone a salary to use photo editing software to humiliate a man who has yet to publicly announce anything about his feelings towards gender roles or about his new look.

Kim Kardashian said to the media this week that Bruce Jenner's journey is his to tell, and she is absolutely right.

We should all quit worrying about Bruce Jenner. It's none of our business.

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