He might be one of the funniest A-listers out there, but a lot of people were left very unimpressed when Jamie Foxx started cracking jokes about Bruce Jenner‘s sex change at the iHeartRadio Awards.
While much of the audience at the ceremony found the comments pretty darn funny, fans took to Twitter to vent their OUTRAGE immediately after it aired.
Too soon, guys?!
The awards host made the remark as he opened the show, saying: “We have some groundbreaking performances here too tonight.
“We got Bruce Jenner, will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his and her duet all by himself.”
He added: “Look, I’m just busting your balls while I still can.”
While we have to admit that the joke was pretty good, the 47-year-old got slammed on social media for the controversial quip, with some blasting him for being ‘transphobic’.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Making fun of Bruce Jenner, who might be dealing with one of the hardest things in his life isn’t funny. Shame on you Jamie Foxx.”
Another tweeted: “I’m actually appalled by Jamie Foxx’s comments about Bruce Jenner at the beg of the show. IMO, that’s just something you don’t make fun of.’
Perez Hilton even waded into things at one point, writing: “Boo! Shame on you
#iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!”
But there were other viewers who thought that everyone should just CHILL THE HECK OUT, as it was all in the name of comedy.
Bruce is a pretty laid back guy… we reckon he saw the funny side.
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