Drake Bell Sparks Outrage After Insensitive Caitlyn Jenner Twitter Comment

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Caitlyn Jenner just made her official debut on the July 2015 cover of Vanity Fair, which was released online today. The headline on the article was "Call Me Caitlyn," as the 65-year-old had been living as Bruce Jenner and is finally ready to live her life as Caitlyn.

There was a flood of support on social media for Caitlyn, and she even broke President Obama's Twitter record for reaching one million followers in the shortest amount of time (the @POTUS account did it in just under five hours and @Caitlyn_Jenner did it in four hours).

#CallMeCaitlyn quickly started trending, but unfortunately not everyone is honoring her wishes and calling her Caitlyn. Drake Bell sparked some serious outrage shortly after the cover was revealed and he tweeted this:

Drake has since deleted the tweet, but the damage had been done. "People like drake bell are the reason why people can't be genuinely happy and themselves without feeling judged," one person tweeted. "Blocking you on all social media bye," another said.

Someone else pointed out that people respect his preferred name "Drake Bell" when he was really born "Jared Drake Bell." He later attempted to clarify his comments, tweeting, "I'm not dissing him! I just don't want to forget his legacy! He is the greatest athlete of all time! Chill out!" That tweet has since been deleted also.

While it sounds like the former Nickelodeon star lost a lot of followers today, Caitlyn is still collecting more by the minute on all three of her social media sites. Click here to follow her on Facebook, here to follow her on Twitter or here to follow her on Instagram.
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