A joke made by Clint Eastwood at the expense of Caitlyn Jenner will be cut from Spike TV’s telecast of the “Guys Choice Awards,” Deadline.com reports. The program is set to air Thursday, June 18.
The live event took place June 6. Hollywood Life reports: “As Clint was introducing The Rock, he compared the ‘San Andreas’ star to former athletes who have become actors, like ‘Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody …,’ according to an eyewitness. Instead of laughing, the crowd groaned, and Clint said that he knew the joke wouldn’t work when he brought it up to the show’s producers.”
Deadline notes: “Although Spike bills the show as ‘everything that a typical award show is not — a hilarious, unpretentious, heartfelt event where comedy is king,’ the cable net confirmed today that the gag-worthy gag won’t make the final telecast.”