Anyone who watched last yearâs Country Music Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, should know that they kick off the show with musical parodies and some topical humor. Last yearâs musical joke about there being âover six people servedâ by the buggy and bloated HealthCare.gov website led to complaints about ârich, whiteâ racists mocking the president and Obamacare.
The humor challenged were met with a different problem during last nightâs CMAs broadcast. Noting that the awards show was preempting ABCâs new comedy âBlack-ish,â Paisley gestured to the audience and joked, âin the meantime, I hope youâre all enjoying âWhite-ish.'â
Liberal site ThinkProgress thought that the joke illustratedÂ âhow uncomfortable we are talking about whiteness,â but most Tweeters didnât seem to have been madeÂ at allÂ uncomfortable by the joke.
Paisley hasnât responded to the controversy on Twitter, but he does hope he made people laugh.
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