Brad Paisley at the CMAs: This Ain't Black-ish
[There was a video here]
"Accidental racist" Brad Paisley, one-half of the Country Music Award's hosting duo on ABC last night, tried to make a joke about Black-ish, the show that would have normally aired during the time slot. Shockingly, it didn't land!
"If any of you tuned in to ABC tonight expecting to see the new show Black-ish—yeah, this ain't it. In the mean time, I hope you're all enjoying...white-ish." Haha? Kacey Musgraves and that one woman from Nashville were not laughing.
As they are wont to do, people sounded off on Twitter about Paisley's joke. Some people were outraged:
omg @BradPaisley BradPaisley just said the most racist comment on the #CMAawards
I didn't like him before, but now I can't stand him!
— Tatiana Halsted (@TatrTat) November 6, 2014
@BradPaisley #CMAawards wow racist much? Wtf was that about Blackish. Not listening to your right wing bull anymore. Shamefull.
— Jean English (@jeanalicenglish) November 6, 2014
Others didn't see what the big deal was:
Brad Paisley's joke wasn't racist, but the country music fans claiming that "Blackish" is the real problem here are.
— BOHO (@bohosolo) November 6, 2014
Don't get why @BradPaisley is gettin grief over his comments #blackishABC ..... isn't the title racist itself? #comeonman !!!
— Doug Adams (@Tennacvol) November 6, 2014