Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Award

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    Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Award
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    Variety

    Maane Khatchatourian 8 hrs ago

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    Clear eyes, full heart? Not so much.

    While Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs drew cheers from the crowd, “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg was evidently jeering.

    The “Lone Survivor” director shared a meme on Instagram, circulated by the Facebook account Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts, slamming Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award win. The image contains side-by-side photos of Jenner and U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson.

    “One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?” the text read. “Yup,” Berg captioned his post, simply.
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    Gadson, who was in the U.S. Army for 15 years, lost both his legs to a roadside bomb while serving in Operation Iraq Freedom. He’s now a motivational speaker and actor, appearing in Berg’s film “Battleship.” He played in the Army’s football team from 1985 to 1989.

    Berg executive produced the NBC football series “Friday Night Lights,” which is the TV adaptation of the book of the same name written by H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger, who coincidentally also penned the Vanity Fair cover story in which Jenner made her debut as a woman.

    Berg is currently exec producing the HBO series “Ballers,” starting Dwayne Johnson. His upcoming film “Deepwater Horizon,” with Mark Wahlberg, hits theaters on Sept. 30, 2016.

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas was among those critical of ESPN’s decision to honor Jenner when the award was first announced.

    “It strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play — it’s a tabloid play,” he said on “The Dan Patrick Show” radio program in June. “In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could’ve found someone — and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner — who was much closer actively involved in sports, who would’ve been deserving of what that award represents.”

    Jenner, who won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics, delivered a stirring speech at last night’s awards ceremony on ABC in which she preached “accepting people for who they are.”

    “Trans people deserve something vital,” she said. “They deserve your respect. And from that respect, comes a more compassionate community, a more empathetic society and a better world for all of us.”
     
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    Good. I always liked Peter Berg.

    i really just can't understand why everyone is hopping on the Caitlyn bandwagon. Has it been legally changed? has bruce cut his cock and calls off yet?
     
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    Good.
    But he'll be forced to apologize.
     
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    thanks for the reps PI:beer:
     
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    The director of BATTLESHIP can go fuck himself. I want my $10 back.
     
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    of course it is
    and it probably did exactly what they wanted it to do
    got viewers
     
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    ESPN has been garbage for years.
     
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    Berg is currently exec producing the HBO series “Ballers,” starting Dwayne Johnson

    f the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs

    :bigthink:
     
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    Bravo.

    Blind allegiance to naked political correctness is never a good look.

    How refreshing it is to find someone in Hollywood with the balls to point out that the emperor has no clothes.
     
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    Berg does legit good works for paralyzed athletes and wounded veterans. He's not talking out of his ass.
    And he was saying what I'm sure a hell of a lot of people were thinking last night - but wouldn't.
    The problem is, his films make money and he has a loyal crew and stable of actors who will stick by him. So he can pretty much say what he wants.

    On a side note, Dan Patrick agreed with Costas on that episode.
     
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    To be fair, you should have known better.
     
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    me too...big Peter Berg fan
     
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    Has this guy been outcasted from Hollywood yet?
     
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    one could argue its PC(for non-liberals) to pretend to be outraged by a stupid 'award' show on an entertainment channel.

    if i owned espn and they didnt plan to choose bruce, id fire them.
    i bet the ratings will be doubled. and many of those ppl will become fans of the show forever.
     
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    Ha this opinions are so hollow these days. You know some part of his agents marketing team just told he pissed off 22 percent of his potential audience so you gotta recant your statement
     
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    I gave him a pass on Battleship because I loved The Great White Hype.
     
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