As a rule I despise, well, okay, dislike awards programs on the tv. I have a lot of good reasons, not the least of which is they are self-congratulatory puff pieces, signifying nothing. And they go on, and on, and on.
So in spite of this knowledge, I watched the opening scenes of the ACM awards program this evening. And here is another really good reason to dislike the stuff. The writers put together a string of really snarky "jokes" wherein famous "artists" or others are the butt of the joke, then get a star of the stature (now diminished) of a Blake Shelton to read them on stage and before the camera. Nasty.
Someone needs some "sensitivity training" wherein they are taught the difference between light-hearted good fun and the truly despicable.
Or maybe that's just me.