Internet laughs at Reba's unexpected joke as she opens ACM Awards
The actress and singer took a jab at the men in the country music industry.
Pop Culture reported that the hilarious monologue by Reba McEntire during the ACM Awards 2018 in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, has won many hearts.
The country singer made the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018 a memorable one for everyone at the venue and thousands watching it on television.
Her hilarious take on some serious issues during the opening monologue take the audience on their feet giving her a standing ovation.
Her two most popular jokes seem to have been about the academy only nominating men for the top prize, Entertainer of the Year, and picking a woman to host the evening.
She mocked the hosting abilities of her recent predecessors, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, who hosted the awards last year.
“I guess they figured out that it only takes one woman to do the job of two men.”
Reba McEntire, Pop Culture, April 15, 2018.
The audience members, both men and women, rose to their feet to give her a standing ovation. The cameras panned around the audience and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were seen cheering McEntire at the joke.
Next, she questioned about the biggest award of the evening, Entertainer of the Year category. She said that it had five contenders and all were men.
OMG Reba #ACMAwards— MaggieHaeffner (@MaggieHaeffner) April 16, 2018
Twitter went berserk after her remarks. One user, Grady Smith, said the previous hosts tag-teamed the event. Another fan, Jessica, said that she still cannot get over McEntire’s joke, while Bob94, wrote, ‘Shots Fired!’
Bearded Preacher wrote that though people may disagree on whether Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line were actually country musicians, everyone can agree on the fact that McEntire was ‘a national treasure.’
Yes Reba!!!! Throw that shade!!! #ACMawards— Taylyn Mae (@taylynmae13) April 16, 2018
Jason Aldean finally won the Entertainer of the Year award which marks it his third consecutive victory. McEntire won the award herself in 2004.
The night also saw Carrie Underwood perform for the first time after her injury last year.