UPDATE: Peter Berg, probably sensing the tide of history pulling against him, didn't apologize, but backtracked somewhat from a dickhead Instagram post about Caitlyn Jenner earlier today.
The director posted a follow-up Instagram photo and wrote, "I have the utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner and I am a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere."
You can see Berg's controversial first post below.
Yikes. Following last night's ESPY Awards, Peter Berg took to Instagram to post a controversial picture about Caitlyn Jenner winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Deadline reports that the meme originated with the conservative Facebook group Main Stream Media Sponsored Boycotts. It juxtaposes a photo of U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson, a former Army football team member who lost his legs serving in the Iraq war, to an image of Jenner.
As Berg isn't the only one who is insensitively exploiting Caitlyn Jenner for winning the award— in her speech, Jenner acknowledged the controversy and stated:
“If you want to call me names, doubt my intention, the reality is, I can take it. But for thousands of kids out there coming to terms with who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it … So for the people out there wondering what this is all about, whether it’s about courage or controversy or publicity, I’ll tell you what it’s all about: It’s about what happens from here… It’s not just about me. It’s about all of us accepting one another. We’re all different and that’s not a bad thing — it’s a good thing.”
Get it, girl.