Clint Eastwood’s Caitlyn Jenner Joke Will Be Cut From Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards Broadcast

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Clint Eastwood speaks onstage during the Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2015 Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Another controversy for Clint Eastwood. The actor and director joked about Caitlyn Jenner during the Spike TV Guys Choice 2015 awards on Saturday, June 6.

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Eastwood, 85, was at the awards show in Culver City, Calif., to introduce San Andreas actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. According to reports, the Million Dollar Baby director brought up The Rock in the context of athletes who've made their way into the world of acting, much like "Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody…"

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Eastwood, however, appeared to be the only one laughing in this case.

A Spike rep confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday that the quote will be cut from the June 18 broadcast. "We will remove the reference in the version that will air," the rep said.

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Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her debut as a transgender woman on the July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair.

"I was probably at the [Olympic] games because I was running away from a lot of things," the decathlon gold medalist said in an accompanying behind-the-scenes video for the Annie Leibovitz-helmed shoot, which was revealed last Monday, June 1. "Very, very proud of those accomplishments, I don't want to diminish that accomplishment."

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Caitlyn said she's finally happy to live out her life as her true self. "Bruce always had to tell a lie," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared. "He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret from morning 'til night… Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. Soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I'm free."

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