Caitlyn Jenner: John Oliver's Last Week Tonight segment on transgender rights gets stamp of approval
Jenner tweeted a “bravo” to the HBO series and to Oliver himself on Saturday, linking to the video which boasts a massive 2.6 million views as of this writing.
“For all the strides transgender people have made lately, let’s not get too complacent,” said Oliver in the 16-minute segment, which first aired June 28.
Oliver also called out the media for rampant misreporting on Jenner’s transition and the irresponsibility inherent in referring to someone by the name or gender by which they simply don’t identify.
“It’s pretty simple: call them whatever they want to be called. You can do it. We do it all the time,” Oliver said. “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?’”