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Tom Cruise's Son Connor Clarifies Caitlyn Jenner Comments

Tom Cruise's Son Connor Clarifies Caitlyn Jenner Comments

Tom Cruise suits up while filming scenes for his new movie Mena on Tuesday (June 2) in Jasper, Ga.

The 52-year-old actor’s son Connor, 20, recently received backlash over some comments he made about Caitlyn Jenner being awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs in July.

“Really?? Winning the AA award for courage?? Ashton [Kutcher] is gonna come out and yell PUNK’D,” Connor wrote in a since deleted tweet (via E! News). “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…There are so many more important things that should be talked about…And SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE that actually deserve an award.”

Connor later clarified his comments in a series of tweets:

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  • Kaitlyn

    Connor is right. And as far as ESPN goes then they got it wrong

    Noah Galloway – Veteran, Arm + Leg Amputee
    Lauren Hill – Brain Cancer
    Brice Jenner – Transgender

    To slam someone for feeling more sympathy towards Hill and Galloway is ridiculous and does in fact prove that there are bigger things in the world to focus on.

    So the fact that Connor needs to clarify his comments just shows how restricted people’s speech is nowadays. he said what he felt but the loudest people on the Internet (but not the majority) start giving him crap for his opinion? This is the byproduct of anti-bullying. We rightfully empower people to defend themselves against bullies, and then those newly empowered people start bullying people into doing what they want.

  • Nightwish

    Go Connor! You have the right attitude. There are COLOSSAL problems facing the world here and now, but TPTB want the country divided, distracted and broken apart over race and GENDER issues. Hold your integrity!!!

  • Brutally honest

    He is right, there are so many more deserving people and she is just a fame hungry 65 years old who had to had 3 WIVES and 6 KIDS before she had “the courage” to what, go on tv and made more money out of heartfelt revelations?

    PLEASE!

  • Jenny from the flop

    If it was his dad who got an award he wouldn’t feel that way lol

  • millerz

    I have to say I disagree with everyone commenting and Connor I think what he did so publicly is revolutionary and has never been done before. (Not saying transgendered people in general–but seeing a public figure who we feel like we know so well as the Olympic icon turned reality star, go from being a man to a woman) he’s sharing his journey with the world and that takes a tremendous amount of courage. Absolutely agree that there are many deserving people of this award but this is her time right now and I think it’s very deserving!

    There’s a platform for everything. Are there hundreds of crisis in the world and millions of other important things going on in the world? Yes of course. People choosing to cover her in news segments instead of those other topics and stories should never take away from her and her story and she shouldn’t be blamed for news outlets doing so.

    I will admit it’s a crazy thing to witness as I’ve never witnessed anything like this Bruce to Caitlyn transition but I’m so thankful that she’s sharing this story because personally it’s opened my eyes just makes me want to live my life as authentically as possible to who I am and what I want. This takes so much courage.

    Ps can I just say it’s so ironic these people tweeting about her and then deleting them just goes to show how weak and cowardly these people are to “tweet and delete.” We have the freedom to say what we want so freakin own it! If that’s how you truly feel it’s your perrogotive but atleast be brave and own your true colors.

  • sky

    Jenny you are an idiot…gay’s, transgendered all scream they want people to treat them like normal people. If this is truly the case why hell would you want an award for being Transgendered. Sorry, the fact that you are a 60+ year old man who use to be an athlete and have decided to now live your life as a woman does not make you a hero nor does it mean you have courage. If anything, the coverage that bruce is getting is making a mockery of the process for the average person going through the same thing.

  • Jenny from the flop

    I don’t have time to read your novel bye Felicia 💅🏻

  • xtincta

    His dad has smoked more sausage than a Texas BBQ pit but he wants to shade LGBT issues? Gurl bye.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Connor, your dad is an evil scientologist and a closet case.

    Caitlyn you are boring. Like the whole family. Just whores.

  • sympathy for the devil

    What does his dad has to do with anything? He is right.

  • Tiamat333

    Conner spoke the truth and should have left it at that. Backpedaling and/or clarifying your statements is for politicians running for election.

  • Tiamat333

    Hi gorgeous. Would you be my girlfriend and teach me Japanese so I can watch anime without subtitles?

  • jane

    Connor is right; the only wrong thing is needing to clarify something the second after you say it or post it. If you say it, stand behind it and don’t apologize or explain. You’re entitled to your view without apology or explanation.

  • TruthButtHurt

    says the kid who’s dad has been in the closet since forever. If his dad (tom cruise) had an ounce of courage he’d come out and reveal that every heterosexual relationship he’s had is a sham. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. every heterosexual love he’s proclaimed jumping on couches is a sham. Once scientology crumbles cruise and travolta will be outted and hard. Like their hard-ons for men, true dat. You want to talk courage? Connor’s dad has ZERO.

  • TruthButtHurt

    I can think of 4+ women that tom cruise ‘dated’ and never had sex with. he likes it up the butt.

  • TruthButtHurt

    Are you a Duggar fan? Clutch that Bible baby! It’s the best fiction that we all love to read! Good for you admonishing the heathens on the devil’s device, the Internet.

  • TruthButtHurt

    Damn, the duggar fans are loving Just Jared today!

  • TruthButtHurt

    hahahahahaha

  • TruthButtHurt

    I promise you all of the negative comments on Bruce/Caitlyn are from hyperreligious, transphobic, homophobic minions who are clutching their pearls. who are upset at how modern our culture has gotten. go back to church, the real world is sick of your bigotry. if you want to make an impact and spread your gospel of hate then don’t do it behind a computer like a coward. get on the streets and wave your ‘GOD HATES FAGS’ signs. that’s where you belong – on the sidewalk like the trash you guys are. the more time passes, the more generations arrive, we will make you an extinct breed. you think you’ll win with your prejudice? go ahead and try. I dare you. see you in 2016 with those ballots! HALLEJUAH!

  • Myrna Pavlović

    if u know & feel that u are woman ever since childhood!!!!! u cud of stop it earlier by not hurting the feelings of others (your ex wives & children ) but because you are COWARD & a selfish MAN u continued!!!!!!that proves to us that u are a f*cking liarrrrrrr …f*ucking all the mothers of your children like a man!!! & now u spread your nasty self to the whole wide world proudly say that u are a woman!!!! Seriously BRUCE??!!!u are a Selfish human being!!!!! after having kids not only with one woman but more of them then all of a sudden u decide to come out after all these yrs JUST LIKE THAT!!!! u are a user!!!!! selfish human being!!!!!u dont deserved to be called a hero whatsoever!!! u deserved the best LIAR award!!!!!!!! u are not a good example to our society!!! JUsT dissapear for GodSake!!! YOU ANNOY the crap out of me!!!!! and hey YOU Are a MaN no matter how much make up u put in ur dammmm face!!!! PLUS u have no VAGINA and if you get one it’s FAKE just
    like your face and your boobs!!!!#enufsaid

  • JC

    Way to go Connor! Your dad maybe a loser but you’re obviously not. Must take after your mom. What someone does with their life is their business. Doesn’t mean the rest of us want it up in our faces everywhere we turn…. while they get ridiculous rich from it. I don’t find this money cow courage at all. & I’m not going to be bullied into saying so. There are others more deserving of that attention & admiration.

    All what this media hype is doing is desensitizing the whole transgender issue to those really hurting from it. When everybody gets sick this current transgender ‘fad’ & interest passes – because it always does with ‘fads’ – those really suffering with transgender issues will be left in the media dust while Jenner’s bank account will be overflowing. He has money to get operations. Those that don’t will still be stuck in their misery while the rest of the world won’t care let alone offer any sympathy. They’ll just think, “Hey, I gave Jenner his ‘kudos’. I did my part in helping the transgender cause. Time to move on. Next fad please.”

  • Nightwish

    Why dont you take a flying F UC K of the nearest cliff. The Kardashians and Jenners are horrible for the ethos of our country. U also, no doubt.

  • Nightwish

    Hey, why not blow Bruce off and repeat what you just said with a mouth full of his come you sick scuzbuckit, i guarantee you make as much sense as you do with your trap under normal circumstances lol

  • Nightwish

    BLAH BLAH ad hominem BLAH BLAH
    ?You must be a paid troll. No?

  • Samerica

    why is the media continuing to call HIM by this stupid name? he’s a man!
    he’s not a woman no matter how he dresses or what he says he is!
    there is no transgender! it’s all more made liberal garbage from the left. they should be laughing at him not taking him serious!

  • Samerica

    he’s a he! he’s not a woman. that is the fact! period!

  • millerz

    I’m aware of his physical gender but I can’t imagine living my life feeling like I should be the opposite sex. I mean I’m a woman and i think guys have it a lot easier than us lol so I joke it’d be easier to be a guy. But in all seriousness he may physically be a he but I respect his decision to transition and if he chooses to once he has that final surgery he’ll be all woman! You don’t have to agree or even reply I can tell you’re probably closeminded and have zero empathy. If more people could try to imagine what someone’s feeling or going through and feel for them this world would be a much different place

  • ederis

    He is right. Bruce Jenner is just doing this for attention no matter what anyone says. He is the step-father of a women who did a sex tape for fame and their whole entire family are famous and rich for no particuluar reason. Yes Bruce Jenner was a former athlete but he is seen as a joke now for being on a D list reality tv show. Connor Cruise is right. Atleast his father is famous for having talent. What is the reason for the Kardashian/Jenners for being famous? I think its disgusting how many people support him and are throwing awards and praise at him for no good reason. He is just doing thsi for attention.

  • ederis

    Keep in mind Bruce Jenner is apart of the Kardashian clan. Anything and everything those people do is merely for attention and money. I don’t think he honestly cares about other transgender folks but about how much money and fame he can milk out of this. The Kardashians/Jenners are horrible influences on society. I hope a Republican President comes so maybe they can go away for good. The problem with Obama is he is too infatuated with celebs and he even acknowledges people like Kim and her family. I hope if Hilary ends up winning, she doesn’t hang around and mention the likes of Kim or people like her.

  • ederis

    Exactly. He is not a good parent either.Why doesnt he speak up for his daughter Kylie Jenner? Who is dating a 25 year old father and is already getting cosmetic surgeries done at 16? When I see something like that happen, I see Bruce Jenner as a failure and as a very selfish father. I cannot believe those who have praised him ignore all of this. What kind of parent allows their 16 year old daughter to date 25 year old baby daddy’s and get plastic surgery done in her teens too?

  • ederis

    Tom Cruise atleast has talent. I could care less about his religious views since he doesn’t make money off the backs of innocent folks through lies and misconception like the Kardashian/Jenner family does. I don’t recall Tom Cruise allowing his son or daughter to hang around sexual predators and get plastic surgery in their teens like Bruce Jenner has. Tom seems like a responsible parent to his older kids. You think Bruce Jenner has courage? He is a loser. A dead beat dad who doesn’t care about his younger or older kids. He is a coward and a loser for being so selfish.

  • ederis

    Exactly. Bruce Jenner is not a hero but a coward. He doesn’t seem to care for his own children and how his youngest one is dating a 25 year old father and she has gotten some plastic surgery done already. He doesn’t care about other trans-gendered folks but how much money and fame he can get out of this. He will makes tons of money off of this I can tell you.

  • jane

    they could go to a mental health professional. why do they need new body parts to solve their turmoil.

  • jane

    it’d be a lot easier to take it seriously if he/she/it wasn’t being paid for every single interview and picture. if it’s coming out party wasn’t going to be on magazine covers and awards shows, and if it wasn’t getting a multi-series documentary. it takes away from whatever it is trying to achieve and makes it a joke, not heroism or whatever people are calling it. if you are confused about your gender you solve it privately and not for every single person. this entire Klan is crazy folks.

  • JEFF EASTWOOD

    Some right-wing website probably has a link to this story on their site.

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