Stars React To Caitlyn Jenner ESPY Awards Speech – See Celebrity Reactions
Celebrities are reacting to the heartfelt speech Caitlyn Jenner gave on Wednesday after accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Jenner’s appearance at the awards ceremony was her first major public outing since coming out as transgender in April. See the star reactions to Jenner’s speech here!
The former Olympic athlete and gold medal winner was given the award by famed soccer player Abby Wambach, and was joined in the audience by her children and step-children including Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Kendall, Kylie, Burt, Brody and Cassandra Jenner. Her mother and sister were there, as well. During her speech, Jenner spoke about not just her journey, but the journey of all transgender people, who, she said, are deserving of respect, regardless of what anyone thinks of her.
Almost immediately celebrities flocked to Twitter to praise Jenner and offer up a few kind and encouraging words to her. Rosie Perez tweeted, “Wow! Congratulations @Caitlyn_Jenner. Your best victory yet. Beautifully done. #Courage #Acceptance #LoveWins #LGBT @ESPYS @ABCNetwork @espn.” Kylie Jenner emotionally wrote, “Mine and Kendall’s little tears of joy lol. I love my dad.” Questlove said, “All Respect Due @Caitlyn_Jenner #ESPYS.”
“Kaitlin Jenner CRUSHED her beautiful speech. #GoldMedal #ESPYAwards,” tweeted Rob Lowe. Laverne Cox expressed, “Love this. Go Caitlyn #TransIsBeautiful.” And Russell Simmons added, “Respect to @Caitlyn_Jenner. Beautiful, moving, inspiring speech tonight at the #Espys. We are a better people because of your courage.” Kyle Richards noted, “Beautiful speech by @Caitlyn_Jenner beautiful inside & out XO,” while Denise Richards wrote, “What a moving inspiring speech & looked stunning @Caitlyn_Jenner.” Gossip Cop will continue to update. Tell us what you thought of Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance speech.