Fans Are Angry With Jamie Foxx Due To Comments Made About Bruce Jenner
|Fans Are Angry With Jamie Foxx |
Due To Comments Made About Bruce Jenner
The iHeartRadio Music Awards got off to a bumpy start Sunday night, as host Jamie Foxx went after Bruce Jenner and his alleged transition into a woman in his opening monologue.
"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."
"Look," Foxx added. "I'm just busting your balls while I still can."
Of course, his comments did not go over well with viewers at home.
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's transphobic jokes at the iHeartRadio about Bruce Jenner were gross, glad they didn't garner much laughs
— ️ (@ReinaAtlantico) March 30, 2015
“Here’s the thing: We live in a different time, so I know the mechanism of ‘Oh, my God! We have to march on everything!’ That’s part of what it is,” he told the hip-hop and R&B station.
and you can’t put comedians in the same bowl as CNN, FOX, that’s not what we do. We don’t do that. We make jokes.”
He said it’s his job as a comedian to talk about what’s going on.
“Comedians are not gonna colonize you and keep you from being married. But we’re gonna be there to talk about the people and what they got on and what they were wearing,” Foxx added.
To help his case, Foxx used the example of blogger and personality B. Scott who he had on his “The Foxxhole” radio show.
So, I’m looking on the Internet and I see this transgender — I thought he was a girl at first. I’m like, ‘Who is that? — oh hey, wait a minute!’ And he was this dude named B. Scott. And the dude’s show was so dope, that I said ‘Yo, man get in touch with that dude. He needs to be a DJ on ‘The Foxxhole.’
So, we put him on there — hella backlash. Everybody was mad, I said ‘Man, he’s dope.’"
Foxx is not the first comedian to be called out for offending groups of people. It’s going to be harder and harder for comedians to hide under the “it’s just jokes” excuse in the social media age.