Brody Jenner has been slammed by people online after he misgendered his father, Caitlyn Jenner, twice in the debut episode of The Hills: New Beginnings.
During the premiere for the MTV reboot, Brody — who is the son of Caitlyn and Linda Thompson — was seen at a dinner with cast member Frankie Delgado when his wife, who also named Kaitlynn, was brought up in conversation.
The show then cut to an interview with the 35-year-old reality star where he opened up about his father transitioning from a man to a woman and chose the same name as Brody’s wife.
Controversy: Brody Jenner, 35, is the son of Caitlyn Jenner and Linda Thompson. The reality star caught flack for an interview on The Hills: New Beginnings
Disrespectful? During the interview, Brody spoke about how his dad (pictured together) transitioned to a woman after the reality show first wrapped up in 2010 but called her ‘he’
Not happy: Fans commented on the moment during the show and called Brody ‘trash’
Annoyed: Another person said he was a ‘tool’ for misgendering his father as a ‘he’ twice
Backlash: Comments kept pouring in about the interview, none of which Brody commented on
‘My dad, he also became a woman — don’t wanna forget about that one!’ Brody said. ‘I had been dating Kaitlynn Carter for four and a half years, and my dad came out and said that he wanted to be called Caitlyn. Two Caitlyns….’
Viewers caught onto the hint Brody was giving about his dad and the choice of name.
But more people had an issue with Brody using ‘he’ twice in the statement instead of ‘she’ to describe his father.
‘Brody Jenner remains a pile of trash + seems to really enjoy purposely misgendering Caitlyn Jenner,’ one viewer wrote on Twitter after watching the interview.
When Caitlyn, 69, first announced she was transitioning to a woman in 2015, she was very understanding with her six children when it came to using pronouns.
Both Kendall and Kylie Jenner will refer to Caitlyn as a ‘she’ out of respect for her transition, but they still also call her ‘dad’ after seeking permission from their father to do so.
Brody, on the other hand, appeared to be having more difficulties with use of pronouns, despite it being four years since Caitlyn announced she was transgender.
Another person wrote, ‘The Hills reboot has delivered everything and more: Whitney reaction shots, Audrina staring blankly, so many f**king crystals, Brody being a tool and misgendering Caitlyn, PAMELA ANDERSON MOVING TO FRANCE TO AVOID TRUMP AMERICA, [and] dragging Perez Hilton.’
Important: Caitlyn allows her children to still call her ‘dad’ but prefers people to use female pronouns since she announced being transgender in 2015
Upset: One issue Brody (pictured with his parents and brother) has with Caitlyn was the fact that she chose the same name as his wife, Kaitlynn
The relationship between Brody and Caitlyn hasn’t always been smooth, even before the transition.
Then the The father-son duo relationship was further strained last year after Caitlyn didn’t attend Brody’s wedding to wife Kaitlynn in Indonesia.
Before: Brody and Caitlyn (pictured before her transition) have always had a strained relationship
Brody was reportedly ‘deeply hurt’ by his dad’s inability to attend. Caitlyn’s reasoning behind missing the wedding was another commitment in Vienna on the same date.
Regarding his children, Caitlyn previously told Broadly: ‘I spend a lot of time by myself here in the house. I have a lot of children, but sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids is very tough. They all have lives. They’ve all moved on. We’re just human beings; we’re going to be here for a very short time. We come and we go and at the end, when it’s all said and done, hopefully your family is going to be there.’
Though there might be tension between Caitlyn and Brody, fans did not think it gave the son permission to not use his dad’s preferred pronouns when addressing the woman.
‘The shade that came from Brody’s first interview towards his dad Caitlyn #interesting,’ one fan wrote, while another person called the entire interview a ‘yikes’ moment for the cast member.
Brody also caught flack from fans for being disrespectful towards his wife during the first episode by calling her a ‘psychopath’.
He has yet to respond to any criticism from the recent episode.