Jamie Foxx Offends With Bruce Jenner Transgender Joke

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Jamie Foxx Offends With Bruce Jenner Transgender Joke

The actor caused a stir at the iHeartRadio Awards.

UPDATED ON : MARCH 30, 2015 / 08:45 AM

Jamie Foxx crossed the line with some of his jokes as host of the iHeartRadio Awards on Sunday. After taking a few shots at rapper Suge Knight, who's facing murder charges for a hit-and-run in January, Foxx then took aim at Bruce Jenner, Kim Kardashian's step-father. "We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight," the Oscar winner began. "We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He's doing a his-and-her duet all by himself."

He then added, "Look, I'm just busting your balls...while I still can."

Viewers watching from home were quick to call out the actor on Twitter for his seeming transphobia. 

"Boo! Shame on you #iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!" wrote blogger Perez Hilton. Thousands of others followed suit.

Jenner is reported to be undergoing a gender transition. He will allegedly share his journey in a docuseries for E!, though the project is said to be on hold following Jenner's fatal accident in Malibu earlier this year, in which one woman died.

Check out Jamie Foxx at the iHeartRadio Awards below.

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(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia, Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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