It is hard to think of the names “Kardashian” or “Jenner” without a few images of reality-television drama.
Which is exactly why Caitlyn Jenner’s son, Brandon Jenner, has struggled with his name over the last few years.
Us Weekly reports that the 38-year-old reality star stopped by Channel Q Radio’s Let’s Go There With Shira & Ryan on Friday and spoke about the preconceived notions he has had to face when people hear his last name.
“Things have changed for me a lot…just the rise of Keeping Up With the Kardashians has changed the idea of what the last name Jenner, you know, what kind of person I’m going to be,” Brandon explained.
The musician explained that his last name used to be something people saw as a point of pride. “When I was a kid, I would hand my driver’s license, or my ID, when I was younger, and somebody would look at it and say, ‘Oh, are you Bruce Jenner’s kid?’ and they would want to shake my hand,” he shared.
However, that is no longer the case for Brandon. He continued that since KUWTK became such a pop culture sensation, many people assume that Brandon is “spoiled kid that doesn’t really have anything to say.”
“I sometimes am almost a little ashamed of it,” he stated of the Jenner name.