Tom Cruise's son blasts Caitlyn Jenner on Twitter

2015-06-04 13:14

Los Angeles - Tom Cruise's son doesn't think Caitlyn Jenner deserves an award for courage.

Connor Cruise is furious that the 65-year-old former Olympian, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing gender transition, is set to receive the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards next month because he thinks there are "more important things" to talk about and other people that "actually deserve an award."

In a furious rant on Twitter, the 20-year-old DJ wrote: "Really?? Winning the AA award for courage?? Ashton is gonna come out and yell PUNK'D.

'Don't get me wrong. Do what you feel like doing and don't let anyone stop you. But everyone is taking this way too seriously...There are so many more important things that should be talked about...And SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE that actually deserve an award.

"Like the fact that we are overfishing and in 30 years there will be no more fish. Seems dumb but 85 percent of the worlds protein is fish. That's one of thousands of things that should be of a higher importance than what is currently being gone over...Or what about the fact that our planet is becoming less habitable on a daily basis.

"Yet the population is increasing at an alarming rate...Or the fact that we all can't even get a long on earth lol. We fight and kill each other. We have war and poverty. This needs to change [sic]."

The musician, who is also Nicole Kidman's son, appears to have deleted his negative comments but has since tweeted to explain himself.

(Screengrab: Twitter/Connor Cruise)

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