A meme that says Army vet Noah Galloway was the runner up for Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY award has been making the rounds on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
The only issue: ESPN has confirmed that it’s completely untrue.
Here’s the photo and text in question:
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, was named as the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award yesterday. The announcement came just after her Vanity Fair cover — the first instance of Jenner appearing publicly while presenting as a woman — hit the internet. She’ll accept the award at the televised ESPY award show on July 15.
It took a few hours for people to become angry that Galloway, who lost parts of his arm and leg in an explosion while on active duty in Iraq and took third place in “Dancing With The Stars,” wouldn’t be receiving the award.
Instead, it’s going to Jenner, a former Olympian who is also a transgender woman and TV personality whose fame was reignited back in 2007 thanks to her family’s TV show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” now in its tenth season.
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