About that hateful petition to remove Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic medal

Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover has been greeted with an outpouring of congratulations and support, but someone tried to ruin everything by launching a petition to revoke her Olympic medal.

The petition, which at time of writing has around 600 signatures, argues that Jenner should lose the medal she won in the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal games on the basis that "she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men's sports and vice versa".

It says: "We must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men's event."

Before adding: "It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the decathlon and that the men racing Ms Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself."

Although the petition has gained several hundred signatures, you need not totally despair.

It's thought that 4chan's infamous /b/ board is responsible for its creation on change.org, as a deliberate attempt to troll.

The /b/ board also attempted to get fans of One Direction to self-harm in March, by starting the #Cut4Zayn hashtag on Twitter after news of his split from the group.

So overall, stand down, and read what Laverne Cox and Jessica Lange have to say about Caitlyn Jenner instead.

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