— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) April 22, 2015
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.
“Dear Stranger: if you’re making unkind Bruce Jenner jokes you have me to answer to. I seriously feel protective this week,” she wrote.
Dear Stranger: if you're making unkind Bruce Jenner jokes you have me to answer to. I seriously feel protective this week
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 22, 2015
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.
— Stern Show (@sternshow) April 22, 2015
Other fans wrote about how great Jenner looked.
bruce jenner looks better in a dress than i do pic.twitter.com/gCRuD7TGuk
— PIPER IS BACK (@ratedRnarry) April 23, 2015
Jenner is brave and awesome — and this dress is brave and awesome. http://t.co/Nqj0sRUHjH
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) April 22, 2015
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.