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What I’m doing is going to do some good and we are going to change the world, we are going to make a difference. If the Kardashian show gave me that foot to go and do something then I’m happy with that.
The brave and telling interview took serious strength, and celebrities from all different mediums (sports, music, tv, film) took to Twitter to thank Jenner for his message, and admire what the interview aims to spread. According to People, there was a record 972,000 Tweets from 403,000 unique authors in response to the interview, making it the most social Friday telecast of all time (excluding sports games). So here we’ve collected a few of the more touching tributes to Bruce Jenner.
Kris Jenner was particularly impressed with Jenner’s strength.
Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero.— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 25, 2015
His stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian shared a lovely quote on Instagram on his behalf.
Lady Gaga shared her own excitement for this opportunity to empower people all around the world.
We have the chance to write this moment in history together. Let's empower people like Bruce all over the world by being loving & not mean.????— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 24, 2015
Ellen DeGeneres sent her love to Jenner, for his powerful voice.
Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He's saving lives and opening minds tonight.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 25, 2015
Star Trek alum, George Takei admired Jenner for his courage and humanity.
Watching #BruceJenner come forward. Such courage, such humanity. It's so very nice to meet her.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 25, 2015
Ariana Grande spread the message that the world needs to become a non-judgemental place.
bruce jenner is beautiful???? we all need to commit to making this world a more loving, supportive, SAFE /non judgemental place to be ourselves— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 25, 2015
Questlove admired Jenner’s bravery, but also called the interview a revelation.
nevertheless this is mind blowing. a revelation. and necessary and overdue. this is astonishingly brave. #BruceJenner.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 25, 2015
Lena Dunham went above and beyond, writing a heartfelt note thanking Jenner and all that this interview will do for the world.
Dear Bruce Jenner: Your words will have an incredible effect on so many... Not just people struggling with our culture's restrictive and binary concept of gender, but anyone experiencing shame around what they perceive as their "otherness." The bravery it takes to face an often unforgiving public and speak openly about your identity is stunning and to be celebrated. I hope we can all show you our best selves and meet your honesty with love and compassion. You are beautiful in whatever form you choose to inhabit. Congratulations. Love, Lena
Busy Philipps shared a touching Shakespeare quote to go along with the message.
Oh! I am reminded of one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes! "And this above all, to thine own self be true..." Well done, Bruce Jenner!— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) April 25, 2015
Of course, Oprah Winfrey knew the perfect thing to say.
"All of us deserve the right to be loved for who we are ". Bravo #BruceJenner— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 25, 2015
Mario Lopez puts the battle into perspective.
Bruce Jenner only confirms we're all battling something. So let's love each other & ourselves. God wants us to show respect & not judge...— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) April 25, 2015
Victoria Justice proves this message will be spread throughout generations.
Proud to be part of a generation that is making a change & embracing all kinds of people. Bruce Jenner, you did an amazing thing. #Spread??????— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) April 25, 2015
Jenner taught us and Billie Jean King to be our own authentic selves.
#BruceJenner we learn from you to be courageous, funny and to be our authentic self. With love and Go For It!— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 25, 2015
And Rob Lowe showed deep pride, and reminded us that some have to fight harder.
I was proud of Bruce Jenner in Montreal and I'm proud of him tonight. Some have to fight more than the rest of us for their happiness.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) April 25, 2015