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Jared Leto Gets Heckled & Told He Doesn’t Deserve An Oscar…Because He Played Transgender!

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Jared Leto was AH-Mazing in Dallas Buyers Club!

There. We said it!

And rightfully so, he's been cleaning up this awards season, winning himself trophies left and right!

Including a Santa Barbara International Film Festival award last night!

But before Jared could accept the honor, a member of the audience at the ceremony yelled out that he didn’t deserve ANY accolades for his portrayal of Rayon!

What the wha?!? Why the heck not?

According to the heckler, a man has no business playing a transgender person in film!

Witnesses say a person seated near the front row shouted out:

"You don’t deserve an award! Trans misogyny does not deserve an award!”

Jared immediately stopped and spoke to the heckler, who many say appeared to be transgendered herself, asking why she felt that way. She responded:

"You’re a man! You shouldn’t play a transgendered role!”

But proving how quick Jared is on his feet, he calmly responded back that by that logic, people who are gay could never play straight roles on TV and movies and vice versa!

Jared explained:

"You’ve made sure that people who are gay, that the Rayons of this world, should never be able to turn the tables.”

His retort received an eruption of applause from the audience.

Jared then had the decency to invite the heckler backstage after the ceremony to continue their conversation!

How cool is this guy?!

We understand the point this heckler was trying to make. The struggle that transgender actors are up against isn't made any easier when a part like Jared’s goes to a non-trans person.

But Jared is so right - if we categorize actors based on their sexual orientation, gender, race, etc., we’ll be moving backwards, not forwards.

You indeed deserve ALL of the awards you’ve won so far, Mr. Leto! And should you win another on Oscar night, we’ll be the first to stand up and cheer a job well done!

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14 comments to “Jared Leto Gets Heckled & Told He Doesn’t Deserve An Oscar…Because He Played Transgender!”

  1. annainparis says – reply to this


    Matthew McConaughey was even more amazing!!! So in this case, Nicole Kidman shouldn't have gotten he oscar because it wasn't her nose, neither should have Charlize Theron won the oscar (they did extensive make up apps on her face to make her look ugly), same for Marion Cotillard….this is ridiculous, Jared was great in the role and he is being nominated for the role!

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  3. The drab Sin says – reply to this


    I have no opinion but its very interesting to see how cosmetics can make even a man pretty. Thats how fake cosmetics are. Thats why I never judge the beauty of any female while she's wearing cosmetics. Cosmetics can turn even men into "hot women". I've been fooled several times by gay guys in drag who look so lady like. In fact, sometimes I think gay males are better at applying makeup than women are. Thats how powerful a phony facade cosmetics create. My girlfriend once asked me "do you think [a certain celeb] is pretty? ". "I dont know. She always wears cosmetics. Thats like asking me if a guy in a latex muscle suit is muscular. I dont know until the suit comes off"

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    jared leto is a beautiful human .

  5. MAESY says – reply to this


    He was indeed amazing, I just can't get over him or Matthew and hope they win EVERYTHING

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    jaredleto deprecating will negative transgender role,is less ppl appreciate a film work,whether to make a movie we have to look for original object?,wat about the dinosaur,aliens ,vampires,dracula,the mentally ill,sadistic killer,do not be too many watching romance movies and xxx,cos it had no role object as challenging,and very boring movie without challenge and not coool!! yyuuuuuupp ! :) JAREDLETO COOOL !

  7. JW says – reply to this


    What?! Let's check the facts - Hillary Swank won a best actress Oscar for playing a transgender in Boys Don't Cry!! It's not okay for men to play women? But it is okay for women to play men? Double standard. More power to Jared.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    Actors and actresses receive awards for acting when playing OTHER people well. Transgender exists; so if there's a moving story to tell, who would the woman have play it?
    A transgender with no acting experience? Actors are professionals, and acting is a job.

  9. Jasmine says – reply to this


    What Leto did was wrong and what Swank did was wrong too. Trans* people should be represented by the gender they are. Transwomen should be represented by women and transmen should be represented by men. How do you think the dearly departed Brandon would feel that a woman played him in a movie after his mother buried him under his birth name. Thank god Rayon isn't a real person. Both these actors should have had enough respect to not exploit trans* people further and should apologize for their actions.

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    It's funny that idiot labels him a misogynist, but then turns around and says he can't do something because he's a man…moron feminists

  11. ohmy says – reply to this


    re Jasmine: I believe this movie was based on a true story so there is a Rayon.

  12. fitmom says – reply to this


    He's an actor, this is their job, to ACT like a character. If you think about it it's more impressive that a straight man can convincingly play this character that an actual transgender playing themselves. BTW…where do we find real werewolves, zombies, and vampires to play themselves? I'd love to see that win an arguement. Leto is a great actor/musician…end of story.

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    he is an ACTOR he was good!!! and he already pretty this movie just enhanced his beauty haha but the important thing is what the film is about!!! GOOD FOR THE!!!

  14. YeezusFu-kingChrist says – reply to this


    It was staged! I am quite sure that Leto has paid the other guy for the opportunity to give an intelligent answer, and therefore pass for an actor with the meaning of repartee as Meryl Streep.