When Caitlyn Jenner made her gorgeous debut on Vanity Fair's June cover, the internet exploded. Most people praised Jenner for her bravery and honesty. And then there were the trolls making hateful comments on Twitter. Sigh.
Artist Conor Collins decided to transform this prejudice into something positive. He recreated Jenner's famous VF photograph using text from these mean-spirited tweets.
"Caitlyn is making a difference to the trans community -- however I didn’t want to hide the darkness and persecution they face in my art piece," Collins told BuzzFeed. "It just wouldn’t be fair."
"It was horrible having to research and write the tweets onto the canvas," he continued.
This isn't the first time Collins has stepped up in defense of LGBTQ communities. In April 2014, he made a similar portrait for Olympic diver Tom Daley after he came out as gay.
Props to Collins for using his art to make a powerful statement! 👏👏👏