Not everyone was cheering on Caitlyn Jenner last night when she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs last night. Jessica Steindorff, one of the drivers who was involved in the car crash that resulted in one woman’s death last winter, was at the ESPYs, but she admitted she was not a fan of Caitlyn’s. Police investigators did find that Caitlyn was at fault in the accident.
Jessica was driving the Prius. She’s a talent manager. She said:
I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show. For an individual who is such a positive role model in many aspects of her life, Caitlyn has failed to do the right thing and take responsibility for her actions.
“I would hope that someone who seems to greatly value the importance of human existence would be more sensitive to the fact that she ended another person’s life. Sadly we are living in a tabloid society.”
I have to admit, I’ve thought about this as well. I mean, I understand that it was likely an accident: Caitlyn wasn’t under the influence or on her cell phone as far as I know. We all make mistakes. Yet a person died in this accident. That’s incredibly serious.
Caitlyn is fighting the wrongful death lawsuit of the step-children of the woman who died in the accident, so we’ll see how that turns out. I was a bit surprised she didn’t just settle with them, but who knows everything that’s going on behind the scenes? It just seems kind of odd that the whole thing, well, isn’t being talked about that much.