Comedian D. L. Hughley wants to make sure everyone knows he doesn't find Caitlyn Jenner hot.
Adding to a chorus of controversy over the Olympian receiving an Arthur Ashe Award at the 2015 ESPY's, D.L. went beyond more practical objections and targeted her looks instead, The New York Daily News reported.
D.L. also didn't say anything that hasn't been said before. Many people have objected to her nomination on the grounds that the previous year saw more commendable demonstrations of courage. Hughley pointed to Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old basketball player who raised $1 million for cancer research before succumbing to the disease herself, Fashion & Style added.
"Lauren Hill was courage in the name of sports. Arthur Ashe and Caitlyn Jenner have very little in common … Well I think that it is named after Arthur Ashe. Arthur Ashe is from Richmond, Virginia. He was a symbol of courage, he fought the segregated south, a very segregated profession. He fought AIDS with dignity and honor and (she) put on a dress. I don't think it's the same thing."Then D.L. lapsed into "under the belt" territory, criticizing her appearance. Hughley's more lamentable comments came during an interview with a TMZ cameraman Thursday, the day after Caitlyn got her award. Buzzfeed News provided Hughley's full quote.
"This week we had the media telling us that Caitlyn … was beautiful and that Serena Williams looked like a man. That was a little weird to me. The man looks like a woman and the woman looks like a man? That's ridiculous. I think Serena is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen on a tennis court and Bruce Jenner looks like every P.E. teacher I've ever had."If that wasn't enough, D.L. took to Twitter to further his point that Caitlyn is unattractive, "In a Mrs. Doubtfire way." While some of his fans supported his opinions - one said, "I'm just glad that someone had the courage to say that Jenner does not deserve that award. Thank you!" - others have not been so kind, taking to Twitter to ridicule the comedian. Despite that vocal criticism, the comedian wasn't exactly alone in his comments. Others took to social media to agree with his controversial opinion. What side do you fall on? Were D.L. Hughley 's comments below the belt, or right on point?
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