LOS ANGELES (AP) – Reaction poured in online as Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. (Her mother, Lisa Hill, told For The Win she would have been thoroughly embarrassed by the controversy.) With her speech, Jenner reminded us all of the power that sports can have: To change the world.
Of Caitlyn’s glamorous appearance in a white Versace gown, Kris added: “I think she looked handsome”.
The 65-year-old former is extremely thankful for the support of biological kids Brody, Burt, Brandon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Cassandra Marino, and stepchildren Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian. I whole heartedly stand by the people saying that what Caitlyn is doing is fearless and courageous because it is! I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids.
She said in part, “If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead”.
“I think that it’s named after Arthur Ashe“, the comic said of the award, speaking to a TMZ videographer Thursday on a New York Street.
The award was presented to Jenner by Abby Wambach, who – along with her USA women’s national soccer teammates – went on to win the ESPY for “Best Team”, the night’s big award. “They’re getting murdered and they’re commiting suicide”. She claimed that the spotlight on her because of the award gives her the opportunity to speak up for trans people.
Interestingly, Berg’s cousin Buzz Bissinger is the author of the Vanity Fair cover story Jenner did when she first came out as Caitlyn.
“Trans people deserve something vital, they deserve your respect”, she said.
Vicente tells Buzzfeed of his post, which is now going viral, “Bigotry in any form is unacceptable and I guess I was just fed up with seeing people’s offensive remarks about a person they know nothing about”. It’s about all of us accepting one another, we are all different, that’s not a bad thing… I’d like to thank my family.