Actress Stephanie Beacham is amused that Bruce Jenner’s face was superimposed on a photo of her for the latest cover of InTouch magazine, but joked that Bruce looks prettier than she does.
“Bruce Jenner looks far lovelier than I do there,” Beacham told Inside Edition (see video). “I think it’s terribly funny. How could I be cross? It’s the silliest thing that’s happened today.”
Stephanie, who starred on the hit TV series Dynasty, said In Touch magazine owes her some flowers for using her photo.
“I would want to say that they owe me some flowers,” said Beacham, 65. “A very large bouquet of pink flowers.”
While Beacham finds the incident funny, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community is furious with InTouch magazine’s ridiculous cover, Examiner reported.
In its cover story, In Touch claims Jenner plans to come out as a transgender woman in a future issue of The Advocate amid rampant speculation he’s seeking sex change surgery.
“He will come clean in 2015 about transitioning,” a source allegedly told InTouch. “This is his year of coming out.
“When Bruce goes public, he wants to go big and come out as a transwoman on the cover of The Advocate, the ultimate LGBT magazine. He wants to look as glamorous as possible – full makeup with a bold wardrobe.”
Meanwhile, The Advocate denied it is collaborating with Jenner on a future story about his alleged sex change transition, calling the InTouch magazine story a lie.“I’m astounded that Bonnie Fuller’s Hollywood Life would claim to have ‘all the details’ on Bruce Jenner’s ‘big magazine plans’ because their story is a total fabrication — like InTouch’s distressing Photoshopped cover,” said Matthew Breen, editor in chief of The Advocate.
Transgender trailblazer Kate Bornstein is outraged by InTouch’s insensitive treatment of Jenner, saying the former Olympic gold medalist is being bullied for looking like a transgender woman.
“Bruce Jenner is being bullied and publicly shamed for no other reason than being trans,” said Bornstein, author of Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws.
Jenner is planning to come out as transgender and will document his sex change surgery on a reality TV show.
Bruce’s mom, Esther supports his decision and said she has never been prouder of her Olympic gold medalist son.
“I’m in the last quarter of life,” Bruce, 65, told Kris on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I just want to live life the way I want.”