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Clint Eastwood’s joke about Caitlyn Jenner flops at Guys Choice Awards

Clint Eastwood’s joke about Caitlyn Jenner flops at Guys Choice Awards

Clint Eastwood knows all about hits and flops.

Over the weekend, the Oscar winning director flopped during a taping of the Guys Choice Awards when he decided to make a joke about Caitlyn Jenner.

Eastwood, 85, was at the event to present an award to former wrestling superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson whose current film San Andreas is a solid box office hit.

During his introduction, Eastwood mentioned other athletes who went on to have acting careers.

‘[Like] Jim Brown or Caitlyn-somebody,’ Eastwood said, referring to the former Bruce Jenner who won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games.

Jenner, unveiled as female in the new issue of Vanity Fair, starred in the legendary flop Can’t Stop the Music which also starred The Village People.

The all-star crowd at the Guys Choice Awards did not think Eastwood’s joke was funny and neither did the show’s producers.

‘We will remove the reference in the version that will air on June 18,’ a Spike TV spokesperson tells TheWrap.

Eastwood has had onstage flops in the past, most notably at the Republican National Convention in 2012 when he spoke to an empty chair that was supposed to represent President Barack Obama.