While everyone was publicly smiling and very accepting of one of the featured recipients at the ESPY Awards, the unofficial chatter of those in attendance was quite the opposite!
There were a number of things that people were unhappy about.
One prominent athlete was shaking his head and named a female athlete who he thought was more deserving of the award.
Another was annoyed that the honoree “brought the plastic circus to town” with them.
Another was asked to be photographed with the honoree. He refused, saying that he didn’t want to “be part of their publicity stunt.”
Another was whispering about how the award was “bought and paid for” and how it “takes the shine off” the event.
Honoree: Caitlyn “Bruce” Jenner
Female athlete who as more deserving: Lauren Hill. The 19-year-old freshman from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati battled an inoperable brain tumor to achieve her dream of playing college basketball, while also helping to raise money for cancer research.She died in April.
Plastic circus: Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner and Casey Jenner
Refused photo with honoree: Brett Farve