Clint Eastwood Makes a Caitlyn Jenner Joke So Tasteless They’re Censoring It

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Transgender poster child Caitlyn Jenner may be making the news left and right, but a recent joke about her has been censored, thanks to Clint Eastwood.

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The back-story: Clint was at the Guys' Choice Awards for Spike TV, introducing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He said Johnson was an athlete who had transitioned into acting ... a lot like "Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody."

Ouch! While it's unclear whether Clint's wisecrack led to a few guffaws or pin-drop silence, Spike has decided to censor the joke from when the show airs later this month.

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And I get why: That's a terrible joke! So Clint is saying Jenner's sex change is "just an act?" That's offensive on a couple of levels. One, it suggests Jenner's sex change didn't happen, or that she's doing it for attention ... all in all nothing good.

And clearly Clint didn’t watch Caitlyn's interview with Diane Sawyer, where she posed the "publicity" question. But more than that, haven’t these celebs learned a thing or two from Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries tweeting nasty jabs on poor Caitlyn's behalf?

I think this is a good time to mention that golden rule about how if you have nothing nice to say ...

Do you think Clint's joke was innocent or offensive?

 

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