A quip made by actor and singer Jamie Foxx about former Olympian and Kardashian family member Bruce Jenner during Sunday night's iHeartRadio Music Awards is being slammed by critics as "transphobic."
"We got some ground-breaking performances, here too, tonight," said Foxx, who was hosting last night's awards show. "We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He's doing a his-and-her duet all by himself."
The joke, which was uttered as Jenner's 17-year-old daughter Kylie reportedly watched from the audience, didn't go over too well with some critics on social media, who felt that it was wholly inappropriate.
Jenner has been rumored to be considering transitioning from male to female.
Watch Foxx's controversial quip below:
"Seriously #JamieFoxx? #BruceJenner jokes? You're disgusting, that's not ok. It wasn't funny, just mean spirited and lazy. #SupportLGBT," wrote one Twitter user identified as Angela.
Another person named Mikaela Imani Whitt tweeted, "A story of a trans teen committing suicide recently went viral and Jamie Foxx is making jokes about Bruce Jenner transitioning? Do better."
Here are some of the other outraged reactions:
Jamie Foxx just made a terrible, disgusting joke about Bruce Jenner's rumored transition on this trash awards show.— Lauren Nostro (@laurennostro) March 30, 2015
But not everyone is angry with Foxx:
Jamie Foxx is being called transphobic. For telling jokes. He's a comedian. People are just reaching for something to be mad about.— Brokahontas (@iGiveYouWings) March 30, 2015
I am no Jamie Foxx fan, but him getting crap for a stupid 3rd Grade Bruce Jenner joke is ridiculous. #LightenUp— Jim (@jpq1999) March 30, 2015
“Jamie Foxx accused of transphobia as he makes fun of Bruce Jenner pic.twitter.com/a9pnAss2Rz” at this rate - comedians r going to b unemployed— drpenn (@drpenn) March 30, 2015
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