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Peter Berg Has the 'Utmost Respect' for Caitlyn Jenner

Peter Berg Has the 'Utmost Respect' for Caitlyn Jenner

Peter Berg has taken to Instagram to explain why he posted a transphobic meme about Caitlyn Jenner during the ESPYs on Wednesday night.

The 51-year-old director is best known for directing the films Lone Survivor, Battleship, and Friday Night Lights. He shared a meme that showed side-by-side photos of Caitlyn an Army veteran/double amputee along with this caption: “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?”

Here is what Peter wrote on Thursday afternoon to clarify his intentions by posting the meme: “I have the utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner and I am a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere. I also believe that we don’t give enough attention to our courageous returning war veterans, many of whom have sacrificed their bodies and mental health for our country and our principals- principals that include the freedom to live the life you want to live without persecution or abuse.”

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