Dr. Phil recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and made some very candid statements on Bruce Jenner’s reported transition to become a woman.
When asked to share his feelings on Bruce Jenner’s transition and his decision to have a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer over him, Dr. Phil responded, “It would be boring to talk to me about that. First off, I would say, ‘Look. If it’s what you want to do … do it! What the hell’s it matter what anybody else thinks?’ That would be my point.”
Dr. Phil continued to say that he would ask Bruce Jenner why he chose to become a woman so late in his life.
He said, “I guess we’d spend the next hour and fifty nine minutes saying, ‘You’re almost 80, what’s the point?’ This is a theoretical exercise, right? I don’t know. He’s kind of like past prime for like … right?”
Following his comments on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show, Dr.Phil garnered backlash and was forced to clarify his statement.
Dr. Phil released a statement to People and said that he supports Bruce’s decision.
"I've said long and loud it's never too late to make a life change, and I'm personally cheering him on," he said, adding, ”I'm glad he's decided to set himself free in order to live his life authentically. It's his life and his body and his decision – more power to him."
Good try Dr. Phil.
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