Why Instagram Blocked the Caitlyn Jenner Hashtag on ESPYs Day

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Well, this is disappointing.

We were all so excited to see Caitlyn Jenner's highly-anticipated appearance at the ESPY Awards, where she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, but if you searched Instagram for #CaitlynJenner on ESPY day, you basically got nothing. What gives?

Sadly, the social media site had to block the hashtag entirely because people were saying such awful things, TMZ reports. They noticed that if you searched "Caitlyn Jenner," the "most recent" section did not come up and unfortunately, it was not just a glitch. The site has listed some of the negative comments that had popped up, but we don't think they're even worth repeating.

The good news is that once Cait took the stage, they reactivated the hashtag and there was tons of positive stuff being said.

Also, it sounds like Caitlyn expected the few negative reactions, because it's all part of the bullying that transgender people face. "If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions - go ahead," she said in her acceptance speech. "Because the reality is, I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there, coming to terms with being true to who they are...they shouldn't have to take it."

NOBODY should have to take it. Not Cait, not anyone.
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