Caitlyn Jenner was subjected to trans-phobic abuse as she was leaving the British LGBT Awards in London on Friday night.
Comedian Alan Carr, who was presenting the awards at the Grand Connaught Rooms, was disgusted when Jenner, 67, was verbally attacked.
“I know it’s not my fault but I was hosting the event and for Caitlyn to get that abuse … it’s awful.
“It’s not like she’d just turned up to a working men’s club or a shopping centre. It was an LGBT event which is full of open-minded people.”
It put a cloud over the event where Jenner had just collected her Loud and Proud award.
A source told The Sun: “Caitlyn Jenner had an amazing night and when she won her award the room went crazy.
“She’d had such a wonderful time but as she went to leave the whole atmosphere changed.
“Someone shouted to her, ‘Oi, Bruce, get your d**k’ out. Then someone else threw something at her. It was horrible.”
The eyewitness added: “Caitlyn Jenner kept her cool though and walked to her limo with her head down and security bundled her into the car but she looked terrified.”
The LGBT awards are designed to celebrate individuals and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community.
“She’s so lovely in real life, she’s just really normal – I sat next to her and we had a good laugh and a giggle,” Carr said.
“It’s disgusting that someone can get trans-phobic abuse at an LGBT event it shows just how far we have to go.”
Police have launched a hate crime investigation after the incident.
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