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Jon Stewart Slams Public Obsession with Caitlyn Jenner's Appearance

"Welcome to being a woman in America"

Sadie Gennis

Jon Stewart has come to expect the worst of the news media, but even he had to admit his surprise at the welcoming attitude Caitlyn Jenner received after her historic Vanity Fair cover. However, as Stewart pointed out on Tuesday's The Daily Show, the praise of Jenner had an almost laser focus on the merits of her appearance.

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"You see, 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," Stewart said, before launching into a montage of TV personalities discussing the Olympian's "comparative f---ability" to women like Jessica Lange and Kim Kardashian.

"Look, we wanna give a woman a compliment here," Stewart mocked. "We just need to make sure another woman gets taken down a peg in the process. It's how we maintain the balance."

"So, Caitlyn Jenner, congratulations. Welcome to being a woman in America."