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Jamie Foxx Accused of Transphobia After Bruce Jenner Joke at iHeartRadio Awards

Jamie Foxx at iHeartRadio
Jamie Foxx began the iHeartRadio Awards on March 29 with a poorly received joke about Bruce Jenner's transition from male to female

Jamie Foxx got things off to an uncomfortable start at the iHeartRadio Awards on Sunday, March 29. After performances from Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson, and Nick Jonas, the Annie star took the stage at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium to begin his hosting duties with a roast-like monologue.

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Foxx, 47, first took aim at rapper Suge Knight, who's facing murder charges for a hit-and-run in January. He then turned the spotlight on Bruce Jenner, making a poorly received joke about the reality star's transition from male to female.

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"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."

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He followed that with another jab at the former Olympian, saying, "Look, I'm just busting your balls while I still can."

Viewers watching from home were quick to call out the actor on Twitter. Many accused him of transphobia, saying the joke was offensive and in poor taste.

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