LOS ANGELES — Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards are criticizing Jamie Foxx’s joke about Bruce Jenner. The musician and actor hosted the second annual awards show in Los Angeles.
“We got some ground-breaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”
“I’m just busting your balls while I still can,” he added.
While Bruce Jenner has not publicly spoken about his gender transition, the former Olympian will reportedly address it on this season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Moments after Foxx’s comments aired, people took to social media blasting the insensitive comments made by the comedian.
— Juan (@theJuanstar) March 30, 2015
jamie foxx opened an awards show with a derogatory joke aimed at bruce jenner being trans? Er… why? Do better.
— M. S. (@EditingMike) March 30, 2015
so disrespectful making jokes about bruce jenner being transgender. being transphobic is not funny, its just rude.
— m (@funkwavremixx) March 30, 2015
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.
— Broadway (@broadwayonair) March 30, 2015
— Angela (@AngelaPquigley) March 30, 2015