Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show was cancelled after just two seasons.
“There just weren’t enough viewers. The show can’t compete with other programming. Trans viewers did not see her as one of them,” sources said
Seems like documenting Caitlyn’s fabulous life with her millions of dollars did not click with the average transgender woman whose struggles are more than just picking the right outfit for a gala or hiding from paparazzi in the back of an SUV.
Despite initial success during season one, I Am Cait fell well below 800,000 viewers during the 2nd season, with Cait being anything but relatable to the transgender community, which evidently became E!’s target audience.
“She is struggling to accept that she is not going to have the spotlight anymore,” an insider said at the time. “She does not know what she is going to do once this is over.”
Despite Caitlyn calling herself a Role Model for the Transgender community worldwide, most transgender people hardly relate to her lifestyle and values.
“You are an insult to trans people, you are an insult to women.” – An angry protestor shouted at her, outside the venue where she was giving a speech, during the 7th annual Speaker Series luncheon for the Chicago House, which is an organization that provides services to those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
In her show, during season two, the 66 year-old Trump supporter had repeatedly gotten into heated arguments with her friends, refusing to support trans-friendlier politicians.
Personally, I have no problems with Cait or her millions. But neither her lifestyle nor her rhetoric represent the reality of the transgender community. Transgender women, independently of their country of residence, often struggle to find good jobs, housing, or even proper medical treatment. Discrimination is a big problem within the community, and the show failed to address these issues and raise awareness.
Falling viewership numbers only seemed to be a matter of time for a show out of touch with it’s core audience.
Sources: Radar Online / Inquisitr / Twitter