A Teary Caitlyn Jenner Delivers Moving Acceptance Speech After Winning Courage Award At ESPYS….

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    'Trans people deserve something vital: they deserve your respect': A teary eyed Caitlyn Jenner delivers moving acceptance speech after winning Courage award in front of nine of her children at the ESPYs
    • Caitlyn Jenner gave a 25-minute acceptance speech after being presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs
    • She appealed for respect for all trans people and called for athletes to set an example for others
    • Always a controversial choice for the award, cynics took to Twitter to vent their disapproval:)
    • Some cited publicity and money as reasons for honoring Jenner, while others felt there were far more deserving athletes:)
    • The day before the awards, reports surfaced that a deal had been struck between representatives of Jenner and ESPN and ABC

    Caitlyn Jenner tearfully thanked her family while accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday at the ESPYs in Los Angeles.

    The 65-year-old honoree made her first major public appearance at the awards show since announcing her transitioning to a woman during an April tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer.

    Caitlyn got tearful toward the end of her 25-minute acceptance speech in which she gave a heartfelt appeal on behalf of trans youth.

    'Trans people deserve something vital,' she said. 'They deserve your respect.'



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    Jenner's children and stepchildren were present to see her accept the award

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    After being presented the award by soccer player Abby Wambach, Jenner gave a heartfelt speech about the plight of transgender youth, tearing up towards the end

    • Caitlyn Jenner might have skipped the ESPY red carpet, but that doesn't take away her crown for best dressed.

      Caitlyn took the stage in a stunning white gown while receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

      Although, her speech was quite memorable and teary-eyed, she made sure not to ruin her bronze make up or get a tear on her breath taking white dress.:rolleyes::eek:
      She was presented with the honour by Abby Wambach, who is also an Olympic gold medalist, and was part of the US women's soccer team that won the World Cup earlier this month.


      Caitlyn, 65, initially planned to appear on stage with all of her 10 children and stepchildren, including the Kardashian sisters, but they instead showed their support from the audience.

      However, it did not take long for cynical tweets to appear questioning why she had been chosen for the award above other potential honorees.

      USA Today: 'I don't think [Lauren] would have had a strong opinion on [the award] either way to be honest.'

      The special tribute was not enough to placate some viewers, who vented their disapproval on Twitter in favor of Hill.

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      Hill was a popular choice to win the award

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      Organizers of the ESPYs said that they planned to honor hill all along, but only announced they were doing so on Tuesday
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      There was a special tribute to Lauren Hill who achieved her goal of playing college basketball while battling an inoperable brain tumor and raising money for cancer research:thumbup2:

      Twitter was also filled with messages of congratulations for Jenner .

      Viewers, athletes and celebrities praised her for the courage she had shown and the example she had set to others

      With Rosie Perez describing the night as Caitlyn's 'best victory yet'.


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      Monica Lewinsky called the speech 'beautiful':rolleyes:


      Soccer player Abby Wambach, of the U.S. women's national soccer team, left, presented Caitlyn Jenner with the courage award

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      All white: Diane Sawyer also was at the awards ceremony after hosting the tell-all special in April in which the Olympics champion announced she was a woman

      There has been widespread speculation that a deal had been done to ensure Jenner received the award in exchange for the interview granted to Diane Sawyer, that screened on ABC's 20/20 in April.:eek::eek:

      An insider told RadarOnline that Jenner's reps had brought the idea to ESPN, sister network to ABC, in exchange for PR plugs in the upcoming reality show 'I am Cait'.:eek:

      ESPN executives had loved the idea, but when negotiations hit a stumbling block, Jenner's agent reportedly threatened to pull the Sawyer interview.:eek::eek::eek:

      The issue was resolved and the interview went ahead as scheduled, but ESPY organizers claim the decision to honor Jenner was not made until May, the month after the Sawyer interview aired. :rolleyes:



      The decision to honor Jenner has been controversial since it was first announced.

      Following the announcement Bob Costas said that Caitlyn wasn't 'deserving' of the bravery award.:thumbup2:

      The NBC sportscaster described the move as a 'crass exploitation play' by the network and suggested that somebody 'actively involved in sports' should get it instead.

      Costas asserted that Jenner had been granted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award because she offers a 'gawker factor' to the awards ceremony itself, and boost TV audience figures for the ESPYs award ceremony.:)
      Costas asserted that Jenner had been granted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award because she offers a 'gawker factor' to

      The Kardashians and Jenners united for the occasion:eek:


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      :):)


      Sports hero: Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday during the ESPYs Award in Los Angeles and is shown (left) as Bruce Jenner competing in the 1976 Summer Olympics

      The former Olympian joins recent Arthur Ashe Courage Award recipients such as Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, and sportscaster Robin Roberts, who survived breast cancer and the blood disease myelodysplastic syndrome.

      In its statement announcing Jenner's award, an ESPN boss said he hoped honouring Jenner would 'give comfort' to other transgender people struggling with their identity.'

      Jenner's Athletic Accomplishments
      1974: American decathlete champion

      1974: French national decathlete champion

      1975: Set a world record of 8,524 points at a track meet in Eugene, Oregon


      1976: Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon


      1980: US National Track and Field Hall of Fame

      1986: Olympic Hall of Fame

      1994: Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

      1994: Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame

      2010: San Jose Sports Hall of Fame

      Executive producer Maura Mandt said upon announcing the honour: 'Bruce [Jenner] has received many accolades over the years for being one of the greatest Olympians of our time, but The ESPYS are honored to celebrate Bruce becoming Caitlyn.'

      'She has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces.'

      Jenner herself was also quoted in the statement. She said: 'In the past few months, the overwhelming outpouring of support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible'.

     
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    Fuck him and his little whores.
     
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    She is so beautiful

    Regardless of what you think of that family, they're going to do more for Trans acceptance than most celebrities. :)
     
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    Ugh! :facepalm:
    They keep playing clips of this damn speech on the morning news show I watch. Enough already!
     
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    I guess 15 minutes just wasn't enough for him / her back in the 70's.
     
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    Robin, I didn't watch the ESPAN awards show...

    It's ESPYS Howard.

    Thanks...yes, the ESPONS awards...but while I was watching a DVR'd Bachelor from 2008, I wondered which was longer...the standing ovation Caitlyn received or Bruce Jenner's cock?
     
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    Whatta gal…Love how she bribed Diane Sawyer for interview if she got award…Courage to be seen in public after committing vehicular homicide.

    I read Vanity fair article. Cait is blaming Bruce for the horrible treatment of his four children that are not Kardashians..Not a nice guy/gal..
     
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    Die Hard sports fan haven't watched A ESPY since the first one, The MTV awards for sports
     
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    Still has man hands, so who is he/she/it fooling?
     
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    It was a nice speech, u had to feel good for her/him/it
     
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    He didn't even try to do a voice. WTH?
     
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    I wasn't moved. Not one bit.
     
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    Must make the accident victim's family sick to their stomachs to see all this in the news.

    I hope they take him to the cleaners.
     
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    Playing pretend dress up does not and will never equal courage.
     
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    Lesley Visser < Bruce Jenner
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    It came out that Caitlyn's team pressured ESPN to give him this award. It was tied to him agreeing to do the Diane Sawyer interview and they said they would also promote it on her/his new reality show. His reality TV crew was at the ESPYs filming all the behind the scenes moments. The pressure worked and ESPN agreed and made the announcement the day of Caitlin's Vanity Fair cover issue appeared.

    When Bob Costas, one of the most liberal guys out there, says ESPN could have picked someone closer to current sports I tend to agree. I think they should have went with the former military guy who lost 2 limbs.
     
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    If you close your eyes, he sounds exactly like a young Carol Channing! His mouth droops to one side too. I wonder if he had a stroke at one point?

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    Ready kids…Here is her woman voice..:eek:


     
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    Caitlyn Jenner gave a 25-minute acceptance speech after being presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs

    Did they take a commercial break in the middle of the speech ?
    25 minutes of that bullshit ?
    No fucking way Gange !