[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Spike TV, a cable station dedicated to crude humor and an unapologetic stance on “guys being guys,” pulled the plug on a very mild joke concerning Bruce Jenner, a former Olympian who now identifies as a woman named “Caitlyn.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Clint Eastwood, one of the most-celebrated actors and filmmakers in Hollywood, has a no-nonsense approach to his sense of political correctness and at the 2015 Guys’ Choice Awards on Saturday night, introduced Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, saying that the former wrestler joins the league of former athletes turned actors such as “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody…”
Though the joke was little more than simply mentioning the first name of Jenner’s newly-preferred name, Spike TV senior vice president of communications David Schwarz stated, “We will remove the reference in the version that will air.”
The awards show was advertised as “unfiltered, unpredictable” and will air on June 18th, 2015.
While this move would be ridiculous enough for mainstream media stations like NBC or ABC, the fact that Spike TV, a channel dedicated to ogling, beer-drinking and unapologetic edgy humor, is pulling the plug on this mild joke indicates that America’s sense of humor is deader than disco.
Our sense of political correctness and a desire to never, ever hurt the feelings of the supremely delicate has helped create a society where everyone must walk on eggshells.
Our culture has become exhausting and obnoxious.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]