Hashtag “CaitlynJenner” is blocked on photo-sharing site, Instagram over hateful comments against the reality TV star
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Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)[/caption]
Instagram blocked its users from viewing photos or texts using the hashtag because of flood of degrading comments and postings that targeted the 65-year-old former Olympian
, who underwent gender transformation from male to female, last month.
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Jenner, later, however, garnered a lot of praise for her inspirational speech while receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for going public with her gender transformation journey.