After an abundance of celebs showed their support for Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, a handful have done the exact opposite by tweeting off-color, transphobic remarks. The latest attacker? Tom Cruise’s kid, Connor!
In case you were dying to know Connor Cruise‘s feelings about Caitlyn Jenner, 65, (which we assume you probably weren’t), he’s expressed them on Twitter in a hateful rant. The 20-year-old son of Tom Cruise, 52, took to social media to send out a number of deplorable messages, explaining why he doesn’t believe Caitlyn deserves to be the recipient of the ESPY Award’s prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award. See what he had to say!
“Really?? Winning the AA award for courage?? Ashton is gonna come out and yell PUNK’D,” Connor posted on June 3. “Don’t get me wrong. Do what you feel like doing and don’t let anyone stop you. But everyone is taking this way too seriously…There are so many more important things that should be talked about…And SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE that actually deserve an award.”
But wait — there’s more! “I’m totally supportive of people staying true to themselves and finding true happiness in whatever way they can,” he continued. “There are just more things that we as a nation and as a planet should be talking about and working on.” Geez, tell us how you really feel, Connor!
Well, he certainly does get his message across by concluding: “Like the fact that we are overfishing and in 30 years there will be no more fish. Seems dumb but 85 percent of the worlds protein is fish. That’s one of thousands of things that should be of a higher importance than what is currently being gone over…Or what about the fact that our planet is becoming less habitable on a daily basis. Yet the population is increasing at an alarming rate…Or the fact that we all can’t even get a long on earth lol. We fight and kill each other. We have war and poverty. This needs to change.”
Sorry Mr. Cruise, but what really needs to change is your attitude! For the record, we think the former Olympian is more than deserving of the honor. #TeamCaitlyn!
As we mentioned before, Connor isn’t the only star to make tone-deaf comments about Caitlyn. Earlier on June 3, Snoop Dogg, 43, blasted the I Am Cait star in a totally harsh way! The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper took to Instagram to say Caitlyn’s just a “science project” and the world should stop paying attention to her transition.
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Snoop made a failed attempt at urging his 5 million followers to focus more on “real news” like the fact that his buddy Akon is supplying 600 million Africans with solar power. Snoop posted a picture of Akon with the information in the form of a meme, which also served as an insult on Ms. Jenner. “News flash. @akon 👊🌟✨🙏💦💦 tune in to ggn for some real news,” he captioned the upload. Insensitive much?! Even worse than what Connor said! To hear more about the incredible reveal of Caitlyn Jenner, head over to iTunes and download the HollywoodLife podcast for free!
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think of Connor Cruise’s Twitter rant towards Caitlyn Jenner? Let us know!
— Evan Real