Freakshow Bruce Jenner took the stage at the ESPYs on Wednesday night to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, months after emotionally opening up about his gender identity on national television. Before he accepted the award, the ceremony showed a video about his life and struggle with gender identity.
An emotional Jenner took the stage to a standing ovation and said, “The last few months have been a whirlwind of so many different experiences and emotions.”
He thanked his family and friends for their support through his journey, and even cracked a few jokes about getting used to “the fashion police.”
Jenner devoted a significant portion of his speech to how there are trans people all over the world being bullied and killed and even committing suicide in “staggering” numbers.
He spoke of using his platform in a responsible way to call attention to these issues, saying that people can “call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions” and he can take it. But there are lots of young people dealing with trans identities who go through the same thing, and “they shouldn’t have to take it.”
Watch the video below, via ABC:
Pardon me while I vomit. This freak can cry me a river. Being a transsexual does not change what you are anymore than sticking feathers in your ass makes you a chicken.
I will not be party to bullying someone, however, I will not offer sympathy or empathy either. When you make such a life altering decision you should also be prepared for the consequences that come with it, whether they be positive or negative.