Los Angeles: Television personality Caitlyn Jenner was “blown away” by a recent segment of the news satire television program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” which highlighted the importance of transgender rights.
Jenner, 65, took to Twitter to laud the HBO series for talking about the issue and posted a link of the video which so far received more than 2 million views, reported Entertainment Weekly.
“Blown away by @iamjohnoliver and @LastWeekTonight’s show highlighting transgender rights. Bravo!” she tweeted.
Comedian John Oliver, in the 16-minute segment which first aired June 28, called out the media for rampant misreporting on Jenner’s transition and the irresponsibility in referring to someone by the name or gender by which they don’t identify.
“For all the strides transgender people have made lately, let’s not get too complacent.
“It’s pretty simple, call them whatever they want to be called. You can do it. We do it all the time… David Evans woke up one day and said, ‘Everyone call me The Edge.’ And we all went, ‘Fine, The Edge, are we talking the noun or the verb?” he said.