Country

Viewers give CMT Music Awards hosts Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt big thumbs down

Host Erin Andrews, left,  and J.J. Watt appear on stage at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Host Erin Andrews, left, and J.J. Watt appear on stage at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards show was met with heavy criticism for a lack of country music. And fans weren't too pleased with the show's hosts either. 

Viewers complained Erin Andrews, a TV host, and J.J. Watt, a football player, were lacking country cred. Fans also griped some of the jokes made by the hosts were sexist and poorly written.

Watt was criticized for the comments he made about all of the women in the room being beautiful but married. He also said he would like to "get with" one of Pitbull's backup dancers. At one point, Watt appeared with a female audience member on his shoulders.

"What? She couldn't see the stage," he said on the show. "I'm just being a gentleman. You're not married too, are you?"

Most country award shows, like the ACM Awards and CMA Awards are generally hosted by country music artists.

The show aired live on CMT Wednesday night at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.