At last night’s Country Music Awards in Nashville, co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood opened up with a rather funny parody song poking fun at the past year’s news stories including Donald Trump leading in the polls and McDonald’s serving all day breakfast.
But the song was not without controversy as one of the lyrics included the line, “Bruce Jenner’s a babe now.”
The website Refinery29 has called the joke “transphobic” in a new story up today:
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Open CMAs With Transphobic Caitlyn Jenner "Joke" – Refinery29 https://t.co/4PHabnP0vg
— Kardashian News (@KardashianNewsb) November 5, 2015
And many on Twitter thought the same thing last night:
Dad: "watch the cmt awards!!"
Brad paisley on tv: "…and Bruce jenner's a babe now"
Me: "I'm not watching it for that reason"
— emalee osburn (@emalee_osburn) November 5, 2015
this ugly ass CMA awards just said "bruce jenner is a babe now" literally stop showng this shit fest
— kris (@desexuaIize) November 5, 2015
— Klie (@lrklie) November 5, 2015
"Bruce Jenner's a babe now" are you fucking serious? That's the shit you're gonna pull to get views…
— k(la) (@alltookayla) November 5, 2015
— Kira (@KiraAkari136) November 5, 2015
#CMAawards the transgender community and the people within it aren't a sideshow for y'all to make a joke out of. Inappropriate. Cruel. ?
— goth trench-coat (@RikkaPTX) November 5, 2015
Here’s the video (the Jenner joke comes at the 0:52 mark):
— us933 (@US933) November 5, 2015