Connor Cruise Rants Against Caitlyn Jenner Receiving Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Connor Cruise made it known on Twitter that he does not think that Caitlyn Jenner deserves to receive this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.
Connor Cruise Rants On Caitlyn Jenner
“Really?? Winning the AA award for courage?? Ashton is gonna come out and yell PUNK’D,” Cruise wrote Wednesday in a since-deleted tweet. “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.
In follow-up tweets the 20-year-old son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman continued, “There are so many more important things that should be talked about…And SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE that actually deserve an award.”
Cruise went on to explain that while he’s supportive of former Olympian Jenner, who recently made a notable appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair, he believes that things like overfishing, overpopulation, war and poverty should be recognized instead.
“I’m totally supportive of people staying true to themselves and finding true happiness in whatever way they can,” Cruise said. “There are just way more things that we as a nation and as a planet should be talking about and working on. 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,” Cruise added. “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.”
Cruise deleted his controversial Twitter rant, but then once again tried to explain why he still doesn’t feel like Jenner is deserving of the award.
“We just need to as a nation and a world get back to business and making everything a better place,” he wrote. “Way more about the problems the world needs to solve than about her guys.”
Way more about the problems the world needs to solve than about her guys.
— Connor Cruise (@TheConnorCruise) June 4, 2015