SHUT IT DOWN

Jamie Foxx Aims For The Gutter With Cheap Transphobic Jokes

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 10.00.03 AMComedy walks a fine line. On the one hand, everything is fair game — if we can’t laugh at ourselves, what’s the point?

But while it’s tough sit in judgement over what can or can’t be talked about, it’s a lot easier to interpret intention.

What was the intention, for instance, behind Jamie Foxx’s recent jokes at Bruce Jenner’s expense at the iHeartRadio awards?

The answer seems limited to obtaining a cheap laugh, putting someone down and playing off tired stereotypes of transgender people.

And that’s not comedy, that’s just mean.

Plus the jokes aren’t even close to funny (even out of context), as you can see for yourself in the following cringeworthy clip: