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Caitlyn Jenner Says ‘Transphobic’ Halloween Costume Isn’t Offensive

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Caitlyn Jenner isn’t offended by a Halloween costume designed after him that launched a petition because it was considered “transphobic.”

While playing golf with Matt Lauer at the Woodland Hills Country Club outside of Los Angeles, Lauer asked Jenner what he thought about the Halloween costume modeled after him.

Caitlyn Jenner not offended by costume

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The costume is a recreation of Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover where the 65-year-old wore a white corset bodysuit and told people to call him “Caitlyn.” There’s also a version of Jenner as an Olympic athlete. (RELATED: Is Caitlyn Jenner Against Gay Marriage?)

“When you hear that there are companies out there that want to do Caitlyn Jenner costumes for Halloween from the Vanity Fair cover, are you in on the joke or do you think it’s offensive?” Lauer asked.

“I’m in on the joke,” Jenner said. “I don’t think it’s offensive at all. I know the community does and they’ve gotten a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great.” (RELATED: Petition Launched Against ‘Transphobic’ Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume)

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“They could have a better looking outfit for him [the model], you know? I mean that was a serious bustier on the cover of ‘Vanity Fair,’ you know?” (RELATED: Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m A Republican And A Christian’)

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume

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During the interview Jenner also said he’s more tolerant than the transgender community.

“To be honest with you, I’m the easiest on people. Now, the community — you know, GLAAD — all the people are like, ‘Oh my God, you have to get the pronouns right.'”

“I’m much more tolerant. I understand that it’s difficult for people to understand, and that’s okay.” (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Criticized By Transgender Friends For Conservative Views)