Does Caitlyn Jenner deserve the ESPY award for courage over Lauren Hill?

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  1. lyoness913 profile image81
    lyoness913posted 7 years ago

    Does Caitlyn Jenner deserve the ESPY award for courage over Lauren Hill?

    Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the world at the beginning of June.  After hundreds of plastic surgeries, and a sex change operation, Bruce Jenner became 'her true self' and is now a woman.  The ESPY awards are given to people who showed tremendous courage (usually athletes, but not always).  This year they chose Caitlyn Jenner, even though she had elective surgery.  Lauren Hill played college basketball this past year which was her dream before she died of inoperable brain cancer.  Who is more deserving of this award?

  2. Engelta profile image70
    Engeltaposted 7 years ago

    Is this award given to the dead people too? Sorry, I am not familiar with it.

    1. lyoness913 profile image81
      lyoness913posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      An ESPY Award (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) is an accolade presented by ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement- it can and has been given posthumorously.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 7 years ago

    (shrugs) Whatever. It's a useless award and it's being given to a publicity hound. They might as well give the award to one of the ants in the rug too.

    1. lyoness913 profile image81
      lyoness913posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Keith- publicity hound is a good description!

  4. Aime F profile image73
    Aime Fposted 7 years ago

    I think you could probably make a case for anyone who was nominated and didn't win, couldn't you?

    Lauren's story is definitely very sad and she was an amazing girl. I think the reason Caitlyn was chosen is because she made a very big and public stand for transgendered people, who are some of the most bullied and misunderstood people on the planet. I think as a professional athlete it was probably an even harder stand to take than for most.

    It wasn't just an "elective surgery", it was a lifestyle change that so many people are afraid to make because there's very little acceptance. I feel that she did a wonderful thing by being brave and standing up for who she is and trying to shed some light on how transgendered people feel. All it takes is a quick scan of the comments section on any article about Caitlyn to see what she's been dealing with as a result of this. I respect her and think she's very brave. Whether she deserved it "more" than Lauren, I don't know, but I don't think it was a bad decision.

    1. lyoness913 profile image81
      lyoness913posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Aime,

      I advocate gay rights.  I have total respect for the LGBT community.  I do hope that Caitlyn decides to donate some of the money she'll receive from her new reality show to the LGBT so that others will be able to gain from her experience.

  5. profile image0
    Stargrrlposted 7 years ago

    No, absolutely not.  Battling cancer must be a much harder battle to fight.

    1. lyoness913 profile image81
      lyoness913posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you!

  6. amine-sehibi profile image67
    amine-sehibiposted 7 years ago

    Lauren Hill deserves that award for sure, by the way I don't even understand why William Bruce was considered to receive that award in the first place, and why giving him so much attention? I mean there is many dudes out there who did the same thing but wasn't praised like a hero,I mean he isn't better than the others or special. I personally think he doesn't deserve all that attention and that award, specially not over Lauren Hill, common folks that girl was an athlete who died with cancer, but didn't receive a nice word, and the other one cuts off his thing and Obama pats him on the back by twitting 'that requires courage' (not that cutting off your thing is an easy act) and giving him that award for courage and all the attention from the mass media, I think our logic in dealing with such things is weird. but I guess that's my point of view.

    1. lyoness913 profile image81
      lyoness913posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are entitled to your opinion and I think I agree with you.  I think Lauren Hill was much more courageous and touching.


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