For the most part, Jon Stewart has been pleasantly surprised by the media coverage of Caitlyn Jenner after her first public appearance presenting as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair. However, he does have one glaring criticism.
“Caitlyn, when you were a man, we could talk about your athleticism, your business acumen, but now you’re a woman, and your looks are really the only thing we care about," said Stewart on Tuesday's episode of "The Daily Show," mocking the media's focus on Jenner's appearance and calling out coverage that became immediately disparaging to other women.
"Okay, I have to ask the most important question: Does she have a better body than Kim Kardashian?" was a comment in one broadcast, while, "Do you think Caitlyn is actually hotter than Kris [Jenner]?" was said in another.
"Look, we want to give a woman a compliment here. We just need to make sure another woman gets taken down a peg in the process," quipped Stewart. The comedian also called out slut shaming over Jenner's outfit and questions over the use of air brushing on the photo before eventually ending the segment with a sincere message from the heart:
"Caitlyn Jenner, congratulations. Welcome to being a woman in America."