Trump Joke at the CMA Awards Causes Controversy
The opening monologue for the Country Music Association Awards stirred up a little bit of [...]
The opening monologue for the Country Music Association Awards stirred up a little bit of controversy after hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley took a jab at President Donald Trump.
The country music stars joined together and took a couple fun jabs at Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, which were seen as fine. However, they followed them up with a joke song about Trump's tweeting habits.
The song, a parody of Underwood's "Before He Cheats," was titled "Before He Tweets" and poked fun at the POTUS' knack for sending out messages from his toilet late at night.
Many thought the joke was all in good fun, but it ruffled some viewers' feathers.
Conservative viewers were offended Trump was being ridiculed by the duo.
They cited other recent award shows that have bashed Trump and wished the CMAs would have steered away from mocking their favorite politician.
WTF!! #CMAawards just turned into a Trump bashing fest??— Lady Liberty??? (@LadyConserv) November 9, 2017
Will the #CMAawards be political? I'm sick of entertainers bashing Trump don't know if I'll watch. First one I'll miss— Jessica Thomas (@JessicaThomas57) November 8, 2017
#CMAawards no reason to take a crack at Donald Trump and his supporters which make up most of country music fans— Carter Hall (@TennHawkman) November 9, 2017
I know, right? Changed the channel— susan littleton (@susanalittleton) November 9, 2017
Many however didn't see an issue with the joke, being as it was all in good fun.
Some even outside the country community thought it was a bold and fun move for the hosts to make fun of the POTUS despite their audience's wishes.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Trump jokes. #CMAawards— Jason Scott (@JasontheScott) November 9, 2017
“Maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets” ? oh no now Trump is going to be tweeting about Brad and Carrie ? #CMAawards— All About Carrie (@allabout_carrie) November 9, 2017
#CMAawards Finally a Trump joke that's funny and not mean spirited. #BeforeHeTweets— DW (@ZombiApocolypse) November 9, 2017
THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS OPENING MONOLOGUE???? ROASTING TRUMP??? #CMAawards pic.twitter.com/2YABuwesDp— JOANNA (@Jobazzle) November 9, 2017