Not cool! Drake Bell did the unthinkable when he slammed Caitlyn Jenner on Twitter with a transphobic post. After fans came to Caitlyn’s defense with an onslaught of angry tweets for the actor, we sure hope he’s learned his lesson!
Nobody messes with Caitlyn Jenner, 65, and gets away with it! Yep, we’re talking about you, Drake Bell, 28. The former Drake & Josh star insensitively expressed his thoughts on Bruce’s debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s July 2015 issue. You won’t believe what Mr. Bell said in his June 1 social media post. Obvi, the legions of Caitlyn furious supporters shut him down on the spot. Read on to see Drake’s mean tweet for Caitlyn — and how the KUWTK star’s fans stuck up for her!
So, here it is: “Sorry…still calling you Bruce,” Drake wrote to his 3.21 million followers. Abominably, Drake thought it was appropriate to post this on the same day Bruce showed the world his “true self” — Caitlyn. No wonder Drake ended up pressing the delete button on this cringe-worthy upload! Enraged fans really let him have it. Take a look at some of their most heated responses:
drake bell’s tweets and his straight white cisgender male mind makes me want to jump in front of a bus — bren (@BLURRYFACIAL) June 1, 2015
drake bell is trash lmao get outta here timmy turner
— Rachel Whitehurst (@RachLWhitehurst) June 1, 2015
i wrote this song about drake bell xoxo pic.twitter.com/Vsw0KcHRYe
— catrina |-/ (@danshowell) June 1, 2015
so drake bell’s birth name is jared yet he expects everyone to call him his preferred name drake…while refusing to call others theirs… — laney boggs (@lilmissagitated) June 1, 2015
Notice how “drake bell” rhymes with “transphobic as hell”, “ignorant as hell”, and “irrelevant as hell”. pic.twitter.com/Sfqf9rj9SM
— daybed (@hausofdavid) June 1, 2015
Drake Bell Tries To Do Damage Control
Scrolling though his newsfeed must have inspired Drake to try and take back his tone-deaf comment. “I’m not dissing him!” he claimed hours after his initial tweet. “I just don’t want to forget his legacy! He is the greatest athlete of all time! Chill out!” Hmm, still kinda hard not to throw the 28-year-old just a little bit of side-eye, right?
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think about Drake’s tweet aimed at Caitlyn? Let us know!
— Evan Real