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Comedians Under Fire For Transphobic Bruce Jenner Jokes At The Justin Bieber Roast

Kevin Hart referenced Jenner's reported transition on Monday night's Comedy Central special. Jeff Ross and Will Ferrell also apparently made transphobic comments that didn't air.

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And the comedian made a joke about Bruce Jenner who is reportedly transitioning to a woman.

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Hart said, "There were rumors that Justin [was] dealing with Kendall Jenner and that shocked me. I was like, 'What the fuck?' That's what I said, 'What the fuck?' I was like, 'You gonna deal with a Jenner, I thought it would be Bruce. That's what I thought."

Jeff Ross also brought up Kendall Jenner during his roast and reportedly mocked Bruce Jenner in a joke that didn't air.

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Matt Donnelly, a reporter for The Wrap, tweeted from the roast as it happened live, "Kendall Jenner if you and Justin Bieber get married who is going to give you away? Only man in [that] family is Khloe Kardashian."

Will Ferrell, who was in character as Ron Burgundy, also apparently made a joke about Jenner's transition that didn't air.

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“You Bruce Jenner Hollywood hermaphrodites. That’s all you people are," Matt Donnelly also tweeted.


People took to Twitter to voice their anger about the jokes:

Ugh another transphobic homophobic joke about bruce Jenner. @KevinHart4real shame on you. #BieberRoast

That Bruce Jenner joke was awkward #BieberRoast

Between @iamjamiefoxx's joke the other night and @KevinHart4real at #BieberRoast, these Bruce Jenner jabs are below the belt #NotLaughing

can we stop with the bruce jenner it's #BieberRoast


The Bruce Jenner joke wasn't funny #BieberRoast

Not a fan of the #BruceJenner joke. Great set, but that joke was shitty and it was uncool to make it in front of his daughter. #BieberRoast

On Sunday night, Jamie Foxx was also in the hot seat for making a joke about Bruce Jenner when he hosted the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

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“We have some groundbreaking performances here too tonight. Bruce Jenner will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his and her duet all by himself," Foxx said. “Look, I’m just busting your balls while I still can.”


Earlier today Burt Jenner, one of Bruce's sons, told TMZ how outraged he was with both Foxx and Hart.

"[Kevin made jokes] in front of my sister. He got a little lucky, because you can make jokes about my dad all you want, but you can't make jokes in front of my sister and make my sister feel awkward… I would've charged the stage. If security would have gotten to me beforehand, I would have thrown something at ya."

In February, BuzzFeed News reported that Bruce Jenner's transition is being documented for a television series that will air on E! Bruce is also reportedly going to come out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC News.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Comedy Central for comment.