A joke about Caitlyn Jenner made by Clint Eastwood at the recording of the Guys’ Choice 2015 Awards on Saturday night will be edited out before it airs later this month, it has been revealed.

According to USA Today, the 85 year old director and actor was introducing Dwayne Johnson to the stage when he made a remark about The Rock’s famous career switch from wrestler to actor. The joke reportedly compared his career leap to those of “Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody”.

Spike TV, which broadcasts the ceremony at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City and describes the presenters and jokes and “unpredictable” in its promotional material, has since confirmed that the reference will be edited out for when the show goes out on Thursday June 18th.

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David Schwarz, Spike TV’s senior vice president of communications, confirmed to People magazine on Monday morning that Eastwood’s reference would be left on the editing room floor.

Spike TV’s Guys’ Choice Awards, hosted annually since 2007, are loosely based on the MTV Movie Awards and are voted for by viewers of the Viacom-owned channel. This year, they are hosted by Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, both actors from the hit TV series ‘Empire’.

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, received tons of support when she revealed her post-transition look on the cover of Vanity Fair at the end of last month. However, the former Olympic medal-winner has faced pockets of criticism from some, particularly from people who disagreed with the decision to award her with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs next month.

Snoop Dogg shared a meme last week that referred to 65 year old Jenner as a “science project”, and Drake Bell eventually apologised after insisting that he would still be referring to her as ‘Bruce’.

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