Amy Schumer doesn’t want her MTV Movie Awards hosting gig to be remembered as nothing more than a series of headline-grabbing, offensive jokes. Some comedians thrive on causing controversy by setting absolutely no boundaries for themselves, but Amy recently revealed one hot topic that will be off limits for her on Sunday night: Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Bruce Jenner.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Bruce Jenner is about to announce to the public that he’s transgender. During an April 24 20/20 interview, Bruce will talk about his decision to transition to a woman. This is a huge story that everyone will be talking about for the coming weeks, but Amy Schumer isn’t going to touch it during her time on the MTV Movie Awards stage. However, while talking to ET Online about her decision to avoid Jenner jokes, Amy couldn’t resist making a positive funny about Bruce’s new look.
“I would never. I think he looks good,” the Trainwreck star quipped. “We have the same hair.”
Perhaps Schumer decided not to go after Jenner on Sunday night because transgender men and women have it so tough. They’re an oft-misunderstood minority, and many of them struggle to find love and acceptance. Last December, 17-year-old teen Leelah Alcorn drew worldwide attention to their struggles after she committed suicide by stepping in front of a truck. Leelah was devastated that her parents wouldn’t allow her to undergo male-to-female gender reassignment surgery.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Amy Schumer revealed that death is another topic that she won’t joke about.
“I’m not treating it like a roast at all. The meanest stuff is about myself…. I want everybody to rest assured that there won’t be any jokes about recent deaths or people changing their gender. I’m not interested in doing that.”
Being a kinder, more sensitive comedian might pay off for Amy — other comedians have learned that joking about Bruce Jenner’s gender identity doesn’t go over so well. Angry viewers accused Jamie Foxx of being transphobic after he joked about Jenner during the iHeart Radio Music Awards, and a few jokes about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star were cut from the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.
Instead of going for really low blows that might offend entire groups of people, Amy Schumer is going to lightly roast her fellow celebs. She gave ET a teaser of what her material will be like.
“Kevin Hart should be the most afraid but I did give him a heads up. I just thought it’d be funny to go after him super hard. I want to see Get Hart. A movie that teaches you how to survive seeing a Kevin Hart movie.”
Amy Schumer obviously doesn’t want to cause an outrage with politically incorrect jokes, but this doesn’t mean that she’s not going to be raunchy. In the clip below, Amy reveals that she’s also not against using her own body parts to get a rise out of the audience.
You can see if Amy Schumer makes you laugh when the MTV Movie Awards air Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.
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