Jamie Foxx Under Fire After Controversial Bruce Jenner Jokes

Posted on March 30th, 2015 at 2:54 pm
True Jamie Foxx Under FireJamie Foxx has Bruce Jenner fans up in arms after some insensitive jokes he made about the former Olympian at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Although Jenner has not confirmed or denied that he is undergoing a gender reassignment surgery, the comedian still took jabs at the father-of-six for his alleged transition. "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," Foxx joked, with an enlarged photograph showing Bruce's cryptic appearance on the screen behind him. Foxx then added, "Look, I’m just busting your balls while I still can." While the audience roared in laughter, Jamie's jokes didn't sit well with the Twittersphere, with many people online calling the 47-year-old's joke transphobic. "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," one user wrote, while another chimed in, saying, "Jamie Foxx making jokes about Bruce Jenner being transgendered was absolutely rude. NOT. FUNNY. AT. ALL." "Jamie Foxx's transphobic jokes at the iHeartRadio about Bruce Jenner were gross, glad they didn't garner much laughs," an angry user continued. Foxx has yet to make an apology for his controversial statements.