Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the 2014 CMA Awards on Wednesday night. Although the evening mostly went off without a hitch, a joke made by Paisley while he was trying to plug a new ABC comedy seemed to rub some people the wrong way.
Paisley played off ABC’s new show, “Black-ish."
“If you were looking for Black-ish tonight, yeah, this ain’t it. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy White-ish,” he joked.
Almost as soon as the comment was made, people jumped on Twitter and dubbed it offensive. See for yourselves:
Brad paisley straight made one of the biggest racist jokes of all time - Michael Ganley (@MikeJamezzz)
Brad Paisley just confirmed that country music is racist with that racist joke about Black-ish - zack (@zdessent)
BradPaisley shows country still hasn't lost its racist edge. Now here's an Australian woman singing about living in a small town - Brandon Gnetz (@SGSNighthawk)
For what it's worth, not everyone felt this way.
So what @BradPaisley said was racist, but having a show called #Blackish is not racist? Morons. - Jimmy Davidson (@JimmyTheFreak88)
Decide for yourselves if there is anything wrong with the joke.