A Meme About A Disabled Vet Losing ESPY Award To Caitlyn Jenner Is BS


You may disagree with ESPN's decision to give the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner, and that's entirely within your rights.

But make no mistake, a meme currently making the Internet rounds has absolutely no truth to it whatsoever.

It all started with a tweet from Gerry Callahan, a radio show host and Boston Herald columnist. Callahan claimed Noah Galloway, an Iraq veteran turned distance runner and motivational speaker, was passed over for the ESPY honor in favor of Jenner.

Following this inaccurate tweet, the above-mentioned meme was created.

And while Galloway, who lost good portions of his left arm and leg while serving, would have been a more than worthy recipient of the award, that doesn't give any legitimacy to the claim ESPN chose Jenner over him.

Unfortunately, a number of folks tweeted angrily at ESPN, using Callahan's tweet and the meme as their sole points of reference.

Citations: No, Caitlyn Jenner was not picked ahead of Noah Galloway for the ESPY award for courage (Washington Post)