Jamie Foxx insists that he doesn’t have any problems with the transgender community, despite his bad joke about Bruce Jenner last month.
The LGBT community has been giving Jamie the side-eye ever since his crack about Jenner at the iHeartRadio Music Awards hit a sour note. During a recent sitdown with Hot 97, Foxx insisted that he wasn’t transphobic and pointed to his radio show as evidence of his acceptance of transgender people.
“Let’s do this for the transgender world. Let’s talk about The Foxxhole radio,” Foxx said, explaining that he wanted his The Foxxhole to be as inclusive as possible. “Years back, when we first started The Foxxhole radio I said ‘I need my show to beat everybody and everything’. I don’t want [my show] to be like everyone else.”
Foxx remembers scouring the Internet as part of his search for talent that would set The Foxxhole apart when he came across B.Scott.
“So, I’m looking on the Internet and I see this transgender — I thought he was a girl at first,” Jamie stated. “And he was this dude named B. Scott. And the dude’s show was SO dope, that I said ‘Yo, man get in touch with that dude. He needs to be a DJ on The Foxxhole.”
Not everyone was as excited about having B.Scott on The Foxxhole as he was, but Jamie recalls standing by his decision. “We put him on there — hella backlash. Everybody was mad, I said ‘Man he’s dope,’” said Jamie.
This still doesn’t really explain why he made a joke about Jenner’s transition, but it’s good that Foxx is an equal opportunity employer.