When it comes to gossip, I mainly am of the school that as long as there are no personal attacks, or that there doesn't seem to be a personal grudge against someone. Basically as long as you're not calling someone names and backing up your "I don't like this person" with actual facts, etc, then have at it.
I think gender identity issues and LGBT issues are different. Personally, I have no idea what it is like to feel like I've been born in the wrong body, or to feel attracted to someone of the same gender and feel ashamed or scared of that feeling, and how my friends and family will react. So I try not to judge. Because a white person in America will never know what it feels like to be black, every minute of every day--so they cannot tell me how I should feel about the police shooting unarmed black people and/or little kids (Tamir Rice), or being pulled over because I'm black and in a nice car. I feel the same way with the transgender and LGBT community. I'm not part of it, and I don't fully understand the issues they face--I will never fully understand. Basically I'm saying that I will never fully understand what Caitlyn Jenner went through to get to where she is today--but I support her right to do so. And I will never say or vote towards anything else.
D.L. Hughley is not such a person. I guess his mama never taught him to not say anything, if he can't say anything at all. He told TMZ on friday,
"[Arthur Ashe] fought AIDS with dignity and honor and Caitlyn Jenner put on a dress. I don't think it's the same thing. I don't think that would have been my choice but I'm not on the ESPYS. I think Arthur Ashe and Caitlyn Jenner have little in common."
Later on, he went on twitter to tweet a picture of Jenner and Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire, side by side. Real mature. My thing is this: is whether or not you agree that Caitlyn Jenner should've won the award THAT big a deal that you had to say all of that? And even if you disagreed with her winning the award, why go into all the other stuff? Ignore the question (they're paps that are paid to drive up the value of their footage), and go about your business. Rant about it to your friends. But don't pontificate on an issue that you clearly don't want to learn about or understand.
And FYI, there are many, many types of courage. Is a man who ran into a burning building to save his family more courageous than a young child who faced their death (by cancer) with calmness, love, and happiness?
Source: Us Magazine