Celebs, fans offer support following photos of Bruce Jenner in a dress

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The New York Daily News published the first pictures of former Olympian and reality star Bruce Jenner dressed as a woman.

The pictures were on the front cover of the print edition on Wednesday and also featured on the paper’s website.

On Thursday morning, the link to the article had been removed.

According to TMZ, the pictures may have been illegally obtained by paparazzi using telephoto lenses.

The pictures showed Jenner, who is featured on E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, wearing a long, striped dress while smoking a cigarette outside his Malibu home.

Actress Lena Dunham tweeted her support for Jenner.

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Perez Hilton called him a “genius.”

Even Howard Stern had something to say about Jenner’s dress. He urged Jenner to reconsider the horizontal stripes.

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Other fans wrote about how great Jenner looked.

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Jenner has long been rumored to be transitioning to a woman, but has yet to publicly confirm the reports.

Jenner gave an interview to Diane Sawyer back in February. It is believed that his transition to a woman is the focus of the interview, although ABC has released very few details.