Ever since it was announced that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were scheduled to both appear and perform at this week’s CMA Awards, people have been pondering how awkward it will be. Blake opened up to Late Night host Seth Meyers last week about how he knew it would be uncomfortable, but that he was okay with CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley cracking a few jokes at his expense. In fact, he said, Brad wouldn’t be doing his job if he DIDN’T crack a few jokes.
Over the weekend, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood held a press conference to talk about Wednesday night’s award show and one of the subjects that came up was whether Miranda and Blake’s divorce would be off-limits or not.
Turns out, it’s definitely not off-limits.
“I will say it’s very admirable that Blake went on Seth Myers and said ‘Bring it!’ So we will!” Brad said. “He and I have had a few little conversations here and there. He’s not someone who’s concerned at all quite honestly. It’s really refreshing.”
My question, though, is what about Miranda’s permission? Has Brad talked with her to see if she’s okay with being the butt of a joke or two? What about Reba’s divorce? Will her’s also be served up for a few laughs?
I’m sure we all figured that Blake and Miranda’s divorce would be mentioned at the awards, but so far the only person saying it’s okay is Blake. Last time I checked, the divorce happened to two people.
I guess we’ll just have to hope that Brad and Carrie handle this uncomfortable situation as well as they’ve handled other uncomfortable topics at past CMA Awards shows.
What do you think? Should everyone involved say it’s okay to be made fun of or are all celebrities fair game at awards show just because their private lives are public anyway?
You can watch the Carrie and Brad’s full press conference below.