siri won’t let you call caitlyn jenner by her old name


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First, Siri was sassing anyone who asked her what zero divided by zero was—alienating some iPhone users with her, well, aggressive response. Now, she's showing her more progressive side and serving up major shade to anyone who calls Caitlyn Jenner by her former name, Bruce.

Go ahead and try. Ask Siri how tall Bruce Jenner is, or what Bruce Jenner's sex is, or what Bruce Jenner's real name is. Siri will waste no time correcting you, letting you know that Caitlyn Jenner is 6'2", or that Caitlyn Jenner's sex is female, or that Caitlyn Jenner's real name is Caitlyn Jenner. 

What's almost more interesting: The Verge reported yesterday that this system wasn't foolproof and Siri still responded to the question, "How old is Bruce Jenner?" by saying "Bruce Jenner is 65." But we just tried again today, and she swooped in and corrected us, saying, "Caitlyn Jenner is 65." Way to go, Siri. 

We appreciate that Siri's shade is not reserved solely for answering silly math questions or telling Apple users they "are sad" and "have no friends." Instead, it seems she's capable of using her sassy powers to push others to be more progressive, which is pleasantly surprising.