Apparently, Caitlyn Jenner is behind on her TV viewing. She was “blown away” by a segment on Last Week Tonight from June 28 which highlighted the importance of transgender rights. Cait tweeted a “bravo” to the HBO series and to John Oliver himself over the weekend, linking to the video which has over 2.6 million views, so far. Oliver said in the 16-minute segment;
“For all the strides transgender people have made lately, let’s not get too complacent.”
He also called out the media for rampant misreporting on Jenner’s transition and the irresponsibility inherent in referring to someone by the name or gender by which they simply don’t identify.
“It’s pretty simple: call them whatever they want to be called. You can do it. We do it all the time. David Evans woke up one day and said, ‘Everyone call me The Edge.’ And we all went, ‘Fine, The Edge, are we talking the noun or the verb?’”
What he said. Bravo. Brava, is right.
(Photo, Pacific Coast News; via EW)