Caitlyn Jenner will be honored with the Arthur Ashe award at this years ESPY’s awards, which will take place next month in Los Angeles. The award is given to an individual in sports that displays a level of courage. Jenner will receive the award for showing the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces,” ESPYs executive producer Maura Mandt said in a statement announcing the award. ESPN has received criticism for their selection of Jenner for this award. Fans believe that Lauren Hill is a much more deserving candidate for the award.
Hey @ESPYS, this is who should be receiving the award. So courageous & selfless. RIP sweet girl