Spike to Cut Clint Eastwood’s Caitlyn Jenner Joke from Guys’ Choice Awards Telecast

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It looks like Spike TV didn’t find Clint Eastwood’s joke about Caitlyn Jenner during the Guys’ Choice Awards taping on Saturday very funny.

A rep for the male-centered network said the reference will be cut from the telecast.

“We will remove the reference in the version that will air,” David Schwarz, Spike TV senior vice president of communications, said in a statement.

During the taping, while presenting “San Andreas” star Dwayne Johnson with a special award, Eastwood compared Johnson to other athletes-turned-actors like “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody.”

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair last week. The gold-medal Olympian’s transition from male to female will also be featured in an upcoming E! docu-series, “I Am Cait.”

The situation isn’t too different than a controversy that involved the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in March. Several jokes about the late Paul Walker were made during the taping while Walker’s “Furious 7” co-star Ludacris was on the stage, and Comedy Central cut them out of the official broadcast that aired in late March.

Spike TV’s Guys’ Choice Awards will air June 18, hosted by “Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.

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  1. Pam Holloway says:

    what happened to freedom of speech, and if a person is born a certain way just because there are doctors who will change a person, why can’t they be satisfied with what God gave them. It seems like a child who says to a parent, you can’t tell me what to do, they are saying to God you can’t tell me what sex I am.

  2. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    First world issue!

  3. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    Why? Was it to feminine???

    How ridiculous!

  4. Warren says:

    There is only one show on TV that STILL says whatever it wants, and I will always watch it…and I am 62 years old. South Park.

  5. Starfish416 says:

    As human consciousness evolves, there will continue to be resistance from those who have been conditioned to believe in narrow definitions and labels. It’s hard to let go of such belief systems and the need to fit into a particular tribe. I feel sorry for Clint and all the angry people in this thread holding on to fading paradigms.

  6. Samridha Singh Karki says:

    spike tv sucks …..you coward ….it is what it is.

  7. Denise Oliver says:

    What a poor, utterly cowardly decision by the ballless head of Spike TV. He needs to work for Bravo, not a so-called “man’s network.

  8. Jenny says:

    Spike TV – what utter cowards. Disgraceful.

  9. PatrickHenry says:

    Caitlin Jenner’s winning the arthur Ashe Courage Award is only equalled or surpassed by Ubama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

  10. Mitchell says:

    Spike TV = NO BALLS. What a bunch of little sissies. “Man’s channel” my ass.

  11. Up Yours--(J.Bridges style) says:

    This is what is passing for controversy???? Look Mr. Eastwood did nothing wrong at all. this isn’t even 1 percent of the empty chair bit. If this is actually a channel taking up broadcast time then it needs to be replaced by a drying paint documentary multi-part chronicle…STAT.

  12. ObserverMI says:

    Spike has the right to cut it yet come on, it wasn’t the least bit offensive.
    Shame on Spike for being such Wussies.

  13. IT 2 IT says:

    WORD’S getting around FAST on the NO bounds,
    6 decades of Macy Group–TAVISTOCK–RAND ‘social engineering’.

    Radical ‘social engineering’ unto EUGENICS and ‘planned’ EXTERMINATION.

    Seems even JENNER ain’t even quite the grassroots ‘wierd’ its being sold as.

    JENNER himself, in fact, hailing from the now exposed PSY op central—NEWTOWN, CT.

    CHECK OUT the LATEST interviews with Sofia SMALLSTORM.

  14. Jay Deal says:

    What’s the difference between a woman and a refrigerator?
    A refrigerator doesn’t moan when you put meat in it. I think that’s a funny.

  15. KDR says:

    Jenner is a joke. Enough already….

  16. fred marshall says:

    Bruce Jenner needs serious psychological help, not a ticker tape parade for having his penis removed and wearing a dress. America the butt hurt needs to stop confusing absolute absurdity with compassion.

  17. Sandy Muller says:

    Those that bellyache and preach tolerance are the most intolerant people in the world. Wake up America. Clint was (and is) a real man. Vanishing breed.

  18. joke says:

    FREEDOM of speech still exist in this country..People lighten up. Plus, Until Bruce has his testicles removed he is still a HE

    • Actually, from a scientific standpoint, he will remain a he regardless of how much cutting and pasting is done with his body. Every cell in a person’s body screams male or female, as well as the design and structure of the brain, and so many other factors. Cutting here and sewing there only makes a psychologically-troubled person feel better about themselves, that’s all. And that is usually a short-lived feeling, as so many people like this soon realize that their troubles lie far deeper and cannot be corrected with a mere exterior transformation. I wish him well, but I won’t contribute to the destruction of language and reality by calling him a her.

  19. Robin Moore says:

    He is no Chelsea manning, and we will boycott spike TV, and there is a bigger market by the straight, an old man in drag is not role model for our children in fact some of us who are tired of the gays spitting in our faces are going to start driving them back into the closet.

    • GLB Without the T says:

      Mr. Moore: if you’re going to vent your biases in public, that’s perfectly fine. But get yer facts correct – transgendered people are NOT gays. They are in a category wholly unto their own psycho/sexual/gender-thing selves. You may think there is no distinction between the 2, but trust me…there’s a HUGE distinction. Many same-sex folk dislike being lumped in w/ the trans community…and I guess the reversal is true, as well. Have a great day!

  20. Robin Moore says:

    He is no Chelsea manning, and we will boycott spike TV, and there is a bigger market by the straight, an old man in drag is not role model for our children in fact some of us who are tired of the gays spitting in our faces are going to start driving the back into the cost.

  21. Swagger says:

    If Spike TV is supposed to be the “man’s” channel, they have failed miserly. Men have balls.

  22. Chad Reid says:

    “The situation isn’t too different”? One chose to do that to himself, and the other tragically died. I would say it’s a big difference. The jokes about Paul Walker were tasteless, this is just a matter of censoring because it isn’t PC.

    • Sandy Muller says:

      It’s funny how no one seems to remember that Paul Walker was a borderline pedophile. I’m not kidding! His last girlfriend was 16. He was how old? Sicko!

      • Bill B. says:

        After reading your comments here about Walker and Jenner, you are just an awful & stupid person.

  23. rayates says:

    No one can take a joke these days…

  24. Alex says:

    SPIKE shouldn’t be airing the “Guys Choice Awards”, they should air the “Sissy Boys who are PC Awards”.

  25. Mince says:

    Spike TV is absolutely ball less. That minor joke is harmless. What complete pussies.

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