While co-hosting the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood on Wednesday night, country music star Brad Paisley cracked a racial joke that some viewers are criticizing as “racist.”
The joke was partially a plug for ABC’s new comedy, “Black-ish,” which airs on the network Wednesday nights.
“If you were looking for Black-ish tonight, yeah, this ain’t it. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy White-ish,” Paisley joked.
Some people dismissed the so-called controversy, while others accused Paisley of telling one of the “most biggest racist jokes of all time.”
Brad paisley straight made one of the biggest racist jokes of all time
— Michael Ganley (@MikeJamezzz) November 6, 2014
— Jean English (@jeanalicenglish) November 6, 2014
— Tatiana Halsted (@TatrTat) November 6, 2014
Wow that was so racist Brad Paisley
— Erin Huckaby (@Huckabyerin) November 6, 2014
Rule #1: if you have to ask someone if the joke seemed racist, it probably was racist #BradPaisley
— Cristy (@StillCristy) November 6, 2014
Here’s the other side of that argument:
LOL at all the liberals calling @BradPaisley a racist for that joke!! Tell me again how that was remotely close to being racist????
— Alexi Kudej (@AKudej25) November 6, 2014
— Ryan Smyth (@RyanSmyth7) November 6, 2014
What kind of BS are people trying to stir-up…..Brad Paisley angers Twitter with 'racist' CMAs joke http://t.co/toyTt5Kz3K
— Just Beachin' (@gacoast69) November 6, 2014
— Jimmy Davidson (@JimmyTheFreak88) November 6, 2014
— Brittany Bassler (@BrittBassler) November 6, 2014
(H/T: USA Today)