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04/06/2015 05:31 BST | Updated 04/06/2015 08:59 BST

Tom Cruise's Son Connor Launches Bizarre Twitter Rant About Caitlyn Jenner Following Courage Award Announcement

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s son Connor has caused controversy after going on a Twitter rant about Caitlyn Jenner.

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The aspiring DJ took to the social networking site after it was announced that Caitlyn - who was formerly known as Kardashian patriarch Bruce - is to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPY Awards.

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Tom Cruise's son Connor

In tweets that have since been deleted, he wrote: “Really? Winning the AA award for courage? Ashton is gonna come out and yell PUNK’D.

“Don’t get me wrong. Do what you feel like doing and don’t let anyone stop you. But everyone is taking this way too seriously...

"There are so many more important things that should be talked about … And SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE that actually deserve an award,” he continued.

Connor went on to add that he was “totally supportive of people staying true to themselves” but thought “there are just way more things that we as a nation and as a planet should be talking about and working on”.

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Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair

He then went on to list the things he thought were more important, writing: “Like the fact that we are overfishing and in 30 years there will be no more fish. Seems dumb but 85 per cent of the worlds protein is fish.

“Or what about the fact that our planet is becoming less habitable on a daily basis. Yet the population is increasing at an alarming rate.

“ … Or the fact that we all can’t even get along on earth lol. We fight and kill each other. We have war and poverty. This needs to change.”

After receiving a backlash from Twitter users who came out in support of Caitlyn, he deleted his comments and claimed they had been “twisted”.

“Totally twisting what I said, if you read what I said I totally support being happy and am glad she is happy,” he wrote.

“We just need to as a nation and a world get back to business and making everything a better place.”

“Way more about the problems the world needs to solve than about her guys,” he later added.

Caitlyn introduced herself to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this week, following her transition.

She is set to star in an eight-part documentary series entitled ‘I Am Cait’ which will show her journey, after she stopped deciding to live her life as Bruce.

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