Caitlyn Jenner NEVER Slated To Walk ESPY Awards Red Carpet, Despite Report
Caitlyn Jenner is not a “diva” for supposedly having just decided to skip the ESPY Awards’ red carpet, despite a new report. The New York Daily News makes it sound as if Jenner, who will be presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, was slated to give interviews and pose for photos on the red carpet at the July 15 event in Los Angeles, but a rep for Jenner says it’s simply not true. Gossip Cop is told Jenner was NEVER expected to walk the red carpet in the first place.
The tabloid writes, “Jenner’s decision to skip the press line is surprising, considering she’s hardly been a shrinking violet since announcing she was transitioning into a woman, having given lengthy interviews to Vanity Fair, ABC and E!” The paper adds, “Organizers are still in the dark about whether the former Olympic champ will make a speech when she accepts the honor on the stage of the Nokia Theater in L.A.”
First off, there’s a big difference between sitting down and talking about one’s transition from male to female with Vanity Fair and ABC, as opposed to fielding a slew of questions (often off-topic) from a number of outlets on the red carpet. More importantly, as Jenner’s rep tells Gossip Cop exclusively, “Most of what they [in the Daily News] say is all speculative” and not necessarily accurate. Jenner’s spokesman further tells us the former Olympian was NEVER slated to do the red carpet, “so those who said she was were not in the know.” He adds, “It’s not about press coverage, it’s an award for courage.”