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Caitlyn Jenner responds to Ricky Gervais, discusses Season 2 of 'I Am Cait'

By Wade Sheridan   |   Jan. 15, 2016 at 6:53 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Caitlyn Jenner has responded to comments made by comedian Ricky Gervais during Sunday's Golden Globe Awards while promoting Season 2 of her hit show, I Am Cait.

"I think what I'm going to do is call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year," Jenner said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in response to Gervais poking fun at her transformation and highly publicized car accident from 2015. "We'll solve that problem."

Gervais had originally opened the awards show by stating, "I'm going to be nice tonight. I've changed — not as much as Bruce Jenner. Obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she's had! She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn't do a lot for women drivers. But you can't have everything, can you? Not at the same time."

Jenner had fired back to Gervais while she was promoting the upcoming second season of her E! reality series I Am Cait, which as the 66-year-old explains will more accurately tackle the issues facing the transgender community.

"I wanted this show to be about the issues," she explained at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. "Sure, we all love good clothes and all that kind of stuff but I really wanted the people to get to know all of my girls and everybody that's involved with the show. I love my kids, I have a great relationship with all of my children, but this is a different show. This is about serious issues and so I wanted to somewhat keep that distance."

Jenner maintained however that her extended Kardashian family would still be making an appearance when the show returns March 6. "Kim has been on the show, and I actually shot a piece the other day with Kendall for Keeping Up," she added. "They give me the opportunity to have Kris come on, or if it's Kylie's birthday and I want to show up, it's not like they have to hide me in the background because I can't be on camera."

In December, Jenner reached a settlement with one driver in her fatal February car crash.

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