Reps for transgender icon/former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner announced Thursday, January 7, 2016 that Jenner was pulling out of her 5 city speaking tour, which included a stop at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on March 1st.
From USA TODAY:
The tour was to begin in late February, stopping in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle, but “those dates conflicted with another work commitment,” her publicist, Alan Nierob, tells USA TODAY.
All info for her Seattle engagement has been pulled from the Seattle Theatre Group’s website. STG manages the Paramount Theatre venue in downtown Seattle. We suggest contacting STG by phone at 206.682.1414 or 877.STG.4TIX about refunds if you had already purchased tickets.
Tickets started at $50 and went up to $500 for VIP tickets that included a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Ms Jenner.
Some social media reports have suggested lower than expected ticket sales might have also contributed to the tour cancellation.
Caitlyn Jenner was a media darling for the first part of 2015 but her star began to fade towards the end of the year as some members of the transgender community began to reject Jenner as positive role model with many upset at her apparent lack of awareness about many issues faced by queer and transgender people. While many applauded Jenner’s documentary series, “I Am Cait”, many derided the former athlete for her ignorance and for the show over emphasizing Jenner’s fashion and make-up.
More recently, Caitlyn got into hot water for telling Time magazine in an interview: “If you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable” which angered many in the trans community. Jenner later apologized for the remarks but her popularity appears to be waning. In recent weeks, she has been helping promote the indie trans film, “Tangerine” in an effort to get the film noticed by the Academy Awards.