Clint Eastwood is an Academy Award winning director and legendary actor, but he's not really the best MC.
On Sunday, The Hollywood legend made a joke at the expense of Caitlyn Jenner during the filming of Spike TV's Guys' Choice Awards.
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While introducing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the 85-year-old compared the San Andreas star to other athletes-turned-actors, like:
"Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody…"
Even though we doubt Eastwood came up with that low brow joke himself, the dig won't be seen on TV!
Spike TV's senior vice president of communications David Schwarz confirmed the quote and explained:
"We will remove the reference in the version that will air."
While the joke wasn't malicious, clearly Spike TV deemed it too controversial to risk the backlash by keeping it in the main broadcast.
However, a pre-transition Caitlyn herself said it's okay to "keep our humor" about the situation in her 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer.
Do U think Clint's joke crossed a line? The Guys Choice Awards will air Sunday, June 18, at 9 p.m. on Spike TV.
[Image via Vanity Fair/WENN.]
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