Did Jamie Foxx’s Bruce Jenner Jokes Cross The Line?

Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
Jamie Foxx hosted the iHeartRadio Awards last night. During his opening monologue, he made a series of jokes about Bruce Jenner's reported transition. "We have some groundbreaking performances here too tonight. Bruce Jenner will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his and her duet all by himself," Foxx said. "Look, I’m just busting your balls while I still can," he continued. Foxx's remarks were quickly slammed for being transphobic and insensitive. "Boo! Shame on you #iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!" Perez Hilton tweeted.  "Jamie Foxx disrespecting Bruce Jenner's transition (which may or may not be real) is not okay. what was said was disrespectful and disgusting," wrote @nicholsonbaird. Jenner has yet to publicly discuss his rumored transition, but it should never be fodder for jokes. In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden called transgender discrimination "the civil rights issue of our time," and the fact that a celebrity is still making comments of this nature in 2015 is extremely disheartening.  Neither Foxx nor iHeartRadio Media has released a comment about the actor's remarks. 

More from News

R29 Original Series