Caitlyn Jenner has raised eyebrows after comments she made in an interview with NBC's the Today Show.
The ex-Olympian made a series of remarks, and issued a response to the Halloween costume that parodied her own transition, of which more than 16,000 people signed a petition on Change.org urging its removal.
During the interview with Matt Lauer, she also reflected upon issues of tolerance within the transgender community.
Approaching the topic of the costumes, Lauer asked: "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?"
Jenner responded: "I'm in on the joke. No, I don't think it's offensive at all."
Her comments come after the director of advocacy group Garden State Equality called for a boycott of the product last month, stating: "This, in a year where 19 transgender women in the United States have been murdered.
"We aren't a joke. We aren't a costume. We aren't disposable."
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It didn't take the Twitterverse long to react to Jenner's comments and many were upset by the remarks:
Why is Caitlyn Jenner okay with the Halloween costume of her?????— kylene (@kyleneunger) September 10, 2015
Show people that her transitioning was all a publicity stunt, idk what will tbh— ☾jen (@vodkagoth) September 10, 2015
If i see someone wearing the Caitlyn jenner costume this halloween i'ma stab you! i find that so disrespectful— Assh (@Asshleeeyg) September 10, 2015
But fucking hell Caitlyn Jenner. Why the fuck would you say men dressing as trans women on Halloween is good???!!! Ugh!!— Sophia Banks (@sophiaphotos) September 10, 2015
caitlyn jenner thinks it's cool men will dress as trans women on halloween, she's problematic af— juliana (@jessieslegend) September 10, 2015
Despite backlash, some people we're supportive of Jenners comments:
As much as I'm not a fan of Caitlyn Jenner, I do applaud her for her reaction to the Halloween costume. More people just need to laugh— Brette Baker (@brettebaker) September 10, 2015
Republican @Caitlyn_Jenner says Halloween costumes are not offensive, organizations like GLAAD too easily offended over pronouns. Love it.— Nick Babiarz (@nickbabs) September 9, 2015
During the interview Jenner also highlighted the importance of tolerance in the trans community after Lauer admitted his own nerves.
"Do you understand why somebody would be nervous, because you don't want to say the wrong thing?" he asked.
Jenner responded: "To be honest I'm the easiest on people, now the community are like oh my god you have to get the pronouns right - you have to do this - you have to do that.
"I'm much more tolerant about that."