Tom Cruise’s son, Connor, doesn’t believe Caitlyn Jenner should receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at next month’s ESPY Awards. According to a June 3 report by Hollywood Life, Connor went on a Twitter rant hours ago, claiming there are far more deserving people than Jenner.
After it was announced that Bruce Jenner was now a woman, Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new self on the cover of Vanity Fair, and around the same time, it was announced that she would be given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Unfortunately, Tom Cruise’s son is less than thrilled.
Below is a compilation of Connor’s tweets:
“Really?? Winning the AA award for courage?? Ashton is gonna come out and yell PUNK’D. Don’t get me wrong. Do what you feel like doing and don’t let anyone stop you. But everyone is taking this way too seriously…There are so many more important things that should be talked about…And SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE that actually deserve an award.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, an announcement was made on Monday regarding Jenner’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. A short time later, Jenner took to Twitter, where she expressed her concern over what she would wear to the upcoming event, which will be taped at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
What the hell am I going to wear? http://t.co/HoXNQasAXM
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 2, 2015
Tom Cruise’s son continued his online rant for several more tweets throughout the day on Wednesday, claiming that while he was fully supportive of Jenner’s transition, he felt the award should be given to someone who has done more for the planet.
“I’m totally supportive of people staying true to themselves and finding true happiness in whatever way they can. There are just more things that we as a nation and as a planet should be talking about and working on.”
Connor did not reveal who he felt would be better suited for the award, but past winners include Michael Sam, Robin Roberts, Pat Summitt, and Nelson Mandela. Last year’s winner, Sam, was the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL. However, months later, he was cut by the team who drafted him, the St. Louis Rams.
Although Hollywood Life was highly offended by Tom Cruise’s son’s rant, it seems their audience was not. In a poll conducted at the time of the post, a whopping 93.14 percent of readers claimed they were not offended by Connor’s statements.
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