Jamie Foxx has come under fire for transphobic jokes he made at the expense of Bruce Jenner, who is rumoured to be transitioning.
At the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards last night, host Jamie Foxx stood in front of a giant picture of Bruce Jenner’s face and made jokes that were deemed transphobic by critics and did not garner many laughs from the audience.
In January, Russell Brand addressed transphobia in the media in relation to Bruce Jenner.
“We have some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”
Foxx made these jokes, presumably without realising that Bruce’s daughter Kylie was in the audience.
“Look,” he added. “I’m just busting your balls… while I still can.”
From viewing the video, it seems that the joke went over like a case of smallpox.
Most Twitter users were disgusted by Jamie Foxx’s treatment of Bruce Jenner…
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) March 30, 2015
I guess iHeart Radio didn’t think they had to cut Jamie Foxx’s transphobic joke? — warisdis (@EYEEMOJI) March 30, 2015
Jamie Foxx, if someone is potentially in the closet it’s not cool to make a joke on national TV about it. Bruce Jenner joke was uncalled for — Ali Hussainy (@mralihussainy) March 30, 2015
Jamie Foxx just made a terrible, disgusting joke about Bruce Jenner’s rumored transition on this trash awards show. — Lauren Nostro (@laurennostro) March 30, 2015
Others thought people needed to get a sense of humour…
people mad at JAMIE FOXX for making BRUCE JENNER jokes? Calling the jokes “TRANSPHOBIC”. WTF is that? I think you people are “HUMORPHOBIC” — R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) March 30, 2015
LMAOOOO Jamie Foxx going hard on Bruce Jenner…That was great!
— Slim (MojointheMorn) (@SlimOnAir) March 30, 2015
Bruce Jenner doing a his and her duet by himself
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