Jamie Foxx Blasted For Bruce Jenner Jokes At iHeartRadio Music Awards
Jamie Foxx is under fire for cracking jokes about Bruce Jenner‘s rumored transition while hosting the second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Jamie Foxx’s Bruce Jenner Jokes
Foxx’s ill-received jokes about Jenner were delivered during his opening monologue. “We got some groundbreaking performances, here too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances,” Foxx said. “He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”
“I’m just busting your balls while I still can,” Foxx added.
On Twitter, people took Foxx to task for his joke about Jenner, who has possibly been suffering from gender dysmorphia for decades.
Boo! Shame on you #iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) 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
@iamjamiefoxx no one wants to hear your transgender jokes. So disrespectful. Please educate yourself about the transgender community.
— Mia (@miagoros) March 31, 2015
Jamie Foxx is an idiot for making that Bruce Jenner joke. Trans people have enough personal struggles. They don’t need public mockery.
— Julia Merulla (@juliamerulla) March 31, 2015
Jenner’s son Burt Jenner has also weighed in on Foxx’s joke. Burt not only found Foxx’s quips in poor taste, but indicative that Foxx used them in an attempt to stay relevant.
“I think he is just copying Kevin Hart because Kevin Hart is taking all his movie opportunities,” Burt Jenner told the Daily Mail. “The man is on a roll and Jamie Foxx is on the way down. He’s gotta keep his mojo going so he’s gotta copy what’s working.”
Though it was reported that Bruce Jenner was seeking an apology from Foxx, that rumor has been debunked.
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