The Internet is stumped after Kim Kardashian shared a throwback photo of her mother Kris Jenner taking a bubble bath while pre-transition Caitlyn sat along the edge of the tub in a robe. She posted the pic to Instagram and captioned it “TGIF.” Now fans want to know the meaning behind the photo as they Kardashians have had a well-publicized and strained relationship with their former stepfather. Caitlyn underwent gender reassignment surgery and kept it secret from his family following his split from Kris Jenner.
The photo has over 1.9 million likes and more than 21,000 comments. It appears at first glance that Kim Kardashian posted the photo as a way of saying the weekend is here and it’s time to relax. But that doesn’t appear to be the meaning fans are reading into the picture.
Some think that there is underlying tension brewing between Kardashian and Caitlyn and the photo was some type of dig towards her.
Though not the first celebrity to undergo gender reassignment surgery (Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox not only underwent the surgery but is the first transgender actress to earn a Primetime Emmy nomination) Caitlyn is the most prolific.
Due to Bruce Jenner’s role on Keeping up with the Kardashians, to the fascinating interview with Diane Sawyer and finally the reality series I am Cait, Bruce Jenner took the public along with him on his path to becoming Cait.
Though there was no public announcement of when Caitlyn completed the surgery, she is the celebrity who has been most public with her transgender journey.
The photo of pre-transition Caitlyn and Kris Jenner is a romantic one There is a bottle of champagne, and a flute glass sat on the side of the tub, while then Bruce Jenner was holding a half-filled glass of champagne. Kris Jenner playfully blew bubbles towards her ex-husband.
It is because of the romantic nature of the photo that has left people confused. Caitlyn no longer identifies as the man who was married to Kris Jenner and is seen in the photo.
Some have wondered if the photo was a way of Kim Kardashian remembering Kris and her former step-father fondly, or if she wasn’t actually sending some sort of veiled message to Caitlyn.
What do you think of the photo and the fact that Kim Kardashian shared it?