Jamie Foxx gets blasted over Bruce Jenner joke
Jamie Foxx’s joke about Bruce Jenner at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night didn’t go over very well.
Foxx, who was hosting the event, said “We got some groundbreaking performances, here too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”
Many took to Twitter and other social media to voice their disapproval, saying that the joke was offensive to people struggling with issues of gender and sexual identity.
“Jamie Foxx just made a terrible, disgusting joke about Bruce Jenner’s rumored transition on this trash awards show,” tweeted @laurennostro.
“Seriously #JamieFoxx? #BruceJenner jokes?” wrote @AngelaPquigley. “You’re disgusting, that’s not ok. It wasn’t funny, just mean spirited and lazy.”
There have been rumours that Jenner, a former Olympic gold medalist, plans to transition from male to female but Jenner has not spoken publicly about it.