Caitlyn Jenner haters, sit down.
The same day Vanity Fair released its “Call me Caitlyn” cover, ESPN announced it would be giving this year's Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs.
Anti-Jenner cynics flocked to the Web to express their disgust in the award being given to Caitlyn instead of other recipients they deemed more worthy.
One Arthur Ashe “snub” who gained some traction was Noah Galloway, an Army veteran who sustained severe injuries while serving in Iraq.
A 23-year-old US soldier named Joey Vicente got tired of seeing the hate online, so he decided to speak up against people who claimed Jenner wasn't brave or deserving enough to be honored with the award.
He wrote this on Facebook:
In the post, Vicente pointed out that even if Caitlyn's speech only saved one life, that's enough for it to be deemed heroic.
Vicente told BuzzFeed News he posted his thoughts because he felt people needed to be more respectful online, especially when it is "about a person they know nothing about.”