Since the world was introduced to
In a segment on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday,
While he praised Jenner's "especially brave" decision to come out as a transgender woman, Stewart expressed dismay over the speech with which the media began to treat her just as it would any other woman -- that is, by focusing on her appearance above all else.
"You see, Caitlyn," he said, "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."
As if to prove the point, in his
"Late Night's" Seth Meyers opted to keep it earnest: "Mostly I am just so happy. I can't believe we are living in a time when this is happening and people are being so positive about it."
But it wasn't so long ago that Jenner's changing appearance was routinely mocked on late-night TV. In a cringe-inducing clip that appeared in Diane Sawyer's special on Jenner in April,
O'Brien has since switched gears, quipping that, as a Republican woman, Jenner "looks forward to bashing Obamacare, as soon as he finishes using it."
As Jenner complained to Fallon at the time, "The late-night comedians ... they certainly have had a lot of fun throughout the years, all of 'em, with the ol' face jokes."