So the phony outrage of the day is that Clint Eastwood dared tell a joke, and a funny one, about
Bruce, ah Caitlyn Jenner
Clint Eastwood might just want to stay off stage for… well, ever.
After staying out of the spotlight since that time he talked to an empty chair like a crazy person at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the four-time Oscar-winning actor/director stirred controversy yet again on Saturday.
This time, the 85-year-old “American Sniper” director ruffled feathers when he made a joke at the expense of Caitlyn Jenner while appearing onstage at Spike TV’s 2015 Guys’ Choice awards.
According to USA Today, the joke — which Spike TV has said they will cut when the awards show airs — was made when Eastwood was introducing “San Andreas” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
According to reports, Eastwood introduced Johnson by comparing him to other famous athletes, such as “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody…”
What is the issue here? Jenner is front page news right now, and was once the greatest athlete in the world, so why is it out of bounds for Eastwood or anyone to make such a joke? Especially while at the “Guys Choice Awards”. PC is about the last thing you would expect to hear at that awards show. But, it seems Spike cannot surrender to the hyper sensitive Lefties fast enough.
Spike TV Senior Vice President of Communications David Schwartz told USA Today that the network will remove Eastwood’s comment in the version of the show that will air on June 18.
I would bet that Jenner would have laughed at the joke, as would most normal folks. Of course, Leftism is an ideology for the abnormal, so………..