Among the naysayers is Peter Berg, who developed the Friday Night Lights TV series and also is responsible for the cinematic abortion Battleship. That’s to say that you win some, you lose some, and Berg just lost the respect of anyone with a brain by posting the meme below, which pictures double amputee and veteran Gregory D. Gadson side by side with Jenner and reads: “One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?”
Berg’s caption reads, “Yup.” Got that? Peter Berg votes “Yup” on transphobia.
Though Jenner assured the crowd last night that she could take mockery directed at her as a result of her gender identity, it’s shit like this that exposes just how courageous out trans people are. I can’t think of a better response to negativity like Berg’s than that which writer Craig Jenkins shared on Twitter last night:
You think that 40% trans suicide rate is nuts until you put someone trans on national TV for ten minutes and see how people react.July 16, 2015
Fuck Peter Berg.
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