D.L. Hughley blasts Caitlyn Jenner, says she 'put on a dress' to win courage award
D.L. Hughley said he doesn’t think Caitlyn Jenner deserved to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYS earlier this week.
The comedian didn’t stop there.
He said Jenner’s qualification for the award was that she “put on a dress.” He suggested the honor was insulting to the award’s namesake.
“I think that it’s named after Arthur Ashe,” the comic told a TMZ photographer Thrusday. “Arthur Ashe from Richmond, Virginia, a symbol of courage. He fought [a] segregated South, a very segregated profession, he fought AIDS with dignity and honor, and Caitlyn Jenner put on a dress. I don’t think it’s the same thing.”
Hughley also added that he didn’t understand how some in the media could describe Serena Williams as being too masculine, (or on steroids for that matter) yet describe Caitlyn Jenner as beautiful.
“That was a little weird to me,” Hughley said. “The man looks like a woman, but the woman looks like a man. That’s ridiculous. Serena Williams is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen on a tennis court, and Bruce Jenner looks like every PE teacher I ever had.”
When asked if he thought his statements were “bashing” by a commenter on Monday, he said, “Explain to me how pointing out obvious hypocrisy is bashing.”
He also added that Caitlyn Jenner was beautiful “in a, like, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ way.”
Ok, D.L. We get it.