With Halloween just around the corner, attention turns to celebrity-inspired costumes, and in the case of Caitlyn Jenner, the I am Cait star says that she is not offended by replicas of the white corset and underwear set that she wore on her now iconic Vanity Fair cover - despite outrage amongst the transgender community.
Even though a petition was filed on change.org asking retailers to stop selling the costume, which comes complete with a sash that reads “Call me Caitlyn,” the reality star insists that she is “in on the joke.”
"To be honest with you, I think it's great," said Caitlyn
"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?" Matt Lauer asked the 65-year-old star on the Today show.
"I'm in on the joke," replied Caitlyn. "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."
She added: "To be honest with you, I think it's great."
"We could have done my own costume," Caitlyn joked. "I mean that was a serious bustier on the cover of Vanity Fair, you know?"
The 65-year-old star added: "I don't think it's offensive at all"
Fans of the former Olympian branded the Halloween costume "disgusting" when it appeared online, but one retailer Spirit Halloween defended the outfit, with a spokesperson for the company saying that the costume "celebrated" Caitlyn.
During the two-part interview Kris Jenner's ex also opened up about the recent car crash she was involved in, where her Cadillac SUV rear-ended another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction that resulted in the death of a 69-year-old woman.
"I remember it happening. That's about it," said Caitlyn. "A tragedy like this, you'll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can."