29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuosos Award CeremonyA transgender woman heckled Jared Leto at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Awards, saying that Leto had no right to play the transgender character in Dallas Buyers Club. “You don’t deserve an award!” the heckler said, according to multiple reports from the event. “Trans-misogyny does not deserve an award!” Leto correctly noted that such “logic” would prevent gay actors from playing straight roles.

Jared Leto engages heckler protesting ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ _ Inside Movies _ EW.

Jared Leto engages film festival heckler.