25 July 2015

Jenner in a Mrs. Doubtfire Kind of Way

Mrs. Doubtfire
Comedian and TV actor D.L. Hughley is not a fan of Bruce Jenner and he made sure that everyone know that in a very funny way.

In an on-air interview with TMZ, posted last 17 July, the 52-year-old, known for his work on "The Original Kings of Comedy," made fun of the 65-year-old Olympian and reality star over his appearance, more than a month after he revealed she wants to play dress up on the cover of Vanity Fair, and criticized the decision to give her the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs.

"She is a beautiful woman, isn't she?" the TMZ cameraman asked Hughley.

"No," he replied quickly, before launching into comedy shtick. Many standup comedians, especially in Los Angeles, have joked about Jenner onstage since she revealed her female identity.

"In a Miss Doubtfire kind of way. Stop it," Hughley said, adding that Jenner "looks like very P.E. teacher I've ever had."

Jenner has not commented on the on-target remarks. And Hughley is standing by them. last 18 July, he posted on Twitter a photo showing Jenner at the ESPYs and a picture of Robin Williams as his title character in Mrs. Doubtfire.

"Somebody tell me I'm wrong #TeamDL," Hughley tweeted.

Some found his comment funny and asked him for more witty remarks.

Sporting a white Atelier Versace gown, Jenner made his first major public appearance as a transgender woman at the awards, which were held last 15 July, and gave a very disgusting speech.

Ashe, the first and only black man to win the singles title at Wimbledon, died at age 49 in 1993 after battling AIDS. Hughley told TMZ he was a "symbol of courage."

"He fought AIDS with dignity and honor and Caitlyn Jenner put on a dress," he said. "I don't think it's the same thing."

Reactions to Jenner's speech were overwhelmingly unsupportive. Many said on social media that the Arthur Ashe Courage Award should have gone to Lauren Hill, a Mount St. Joseph women's basketball player who raised more than US$ 1.5 million for cancer research before she died of the brain cancer at age 19 last April. Meanwhile, Jenner has done nothing except get involved in a car crash that claim the life of one person. During the ESPYs, her parents accepted another honor, the Best Moment Award, on her behalf.

"I think that Lauren Hill was courage in the name of sports," Hughley told TMZ. "I think Arthur Ashe and Caitlyn Jenner have very little in common."