Skip to comments.The Oscars: Seth MacFarlane's 'We Saw Your Boobs' Song Outraged Women In Hollywood
Posted on 02/28/2013 7:31:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Despite solid ratings for Sunday's 85th annual Academy Awards, host Seth MacFarlane is catching a lot of flak for his crude jokes about women, Jews, Abraham Lincoln and most notably, actresses' boobs.
In a musical number titled "We Saw Your Boobs," MacFarlane pointed out actresses who have bared all on-screen often during emotionally-charged or rape scenes. Women both in the audience and watching at home were offended by the song, calling it crass and inappropriate. We spoke with Elizabeth Cantillon, film producer and executive vice president of production at Sony who was in the audience at the Dolby Theater Sunday night, who tells us she and her colleagues were outraged:
I was with a number of women in the movie business who were shocked that that's what the Academy Awards chose to emphasize when really what we should be doing is promoting growth to our business and what's great about our business.
You're talking about the great American actresses, you're talking about Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep. People who have had long and successful careers, have won awards, and objectifying them and it's not right even if you're trying to be humorous it's identifying a select group and picking on them for ridicule. Which I would think, with the history of the Academy and people who are contributors in Hollywood, that wouldn't be okay.
Even if it had been hilariously funny, I don't know that that should be the source of comedy on a show that is meant to promote our business around the world. These women are international stars, that's their business, they're important businesswomen as well as artists and that's key to success in our business and appreciating them.
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Rap singers can sing about killing women and using expletives to describe them and be allowed to sing them at the Grammies?
You can use the word : VAGINA in the title of a play with nary a peep, and not use the word Boobs?
Who creates these rules?
Phony Outrage. The topic of Greg Gutfeld’s book, “The Joy of Hate” in action.
They’re important businesswomen? I think someone is thinking a bit too much of some people. They are entertainers and that’s the extent of it. Their opinions, their ideas, their way of life is not even remotely important to me, nor should it be to anyone else.
As for the boobs song, what do you expect? Decency and morality have long gone the way of the do-do bird in hollywood, if they ever even existed.
Meh. They’re always outraged about something.
I fond FIND this “outrage” to be comical ( hypocritical really
What I found comical was the term “great American actresses”.
All the women referenced in the song knew about it beforehand and their reactions were pre-taped, so they were all in on it.
That being said. MacFarlane is a raging moonbat, and hardcore partisan Democrat.
A woman purposefully bares her breasts to the world in exchange for money and then claims virtuous outrage at having someone talk about it in public.
I can’t imagine seeing Meryl Streep’s boobs. That would make me puke.
Worst. Host. Ever.
No that would be Whoopi Goldberg.
MacFarlane’s crime was to make jokes about something other than political and religious conservatives.
I like how they’re complaining so many of the scenes were rape scenes, and he’s supposedly objectifying them. He didn’t make the scenes ladies, he just strung them together.
I found the song funny and the entire show much better than the last 10 years AT LEAST! I would love for Seth of host every year, but alas, he has said he would never host again. Too bad because ABC made a ton of money that night.
Uh, pretty sure when a woman makes the decision to appear nude on screen, 99% of the time, she is objectifying herself.
True, even though he's done that plenty of times before. He basically is a copy of Trey and Matt (with the exception that they certainly are not partisan Democrats, like MacFarlane is ).
That being said. MacFarlane is a raging moonbat, and hardcore partisan Democrat.
But also incredible at making tv shows and movies. Ted if you haven’t seen it, is funny as heck. Best movie of 2012 bar none.
OK, I’ll say it.
First of all, most of the boobs shown in Hollywood aren’t really anything that impressive. The women they are attached to aren’t either, especially without makeup. Together, they are wholly unspectacular. And considering most ‘bare it all’ actresses have bodies like boys anyway. The 36-24-36 era is now considered ‘fat’.
The dirty little secret is that most guys sitting in the audience have indeed ‘had better’ and are most likely going home to better. They leave the film wholly impressed by their ‘art’.
And that’s pretty much it. It’s like watching a car wreck.
He was the best host...much better than that overrated disaster named Billy Crystal...his shows are always boring. So glad he won’t do another one. However, Letterman was the ultimate worst...Billy Crystal is second worst and then Woopie is third worst.
I thought he was actually pretty good....he certainly has a good delivery and can sing and dance, and some of the jokes were pretty funny.
And let’s face it, The Oscars haven’t exactly been “kid friendly” for years.
And at least at the Oscars, he kept his politics out of it for the most part.
Next year, they’ll hire somebody boring, and they’ll beg Seth to host again.
Well, I saw the skit.
I thought that it was tasteless and not particularly funny, but I'd hardly call my reaction "outrage".
BUT....I hate Seth McFarland, and hate liberal feminists. So, AFAIC, pass the popcorn. :-)
Yep, liberals fighting each other is always a good thing.
How about these crusading actresses refusing to participate in movies and TV shows depicting the rape and/or murder of women as “entertainment”?
The writers of the CSI-type detective shows haven’t written a new thought in ten years, falling back on the old story line of violence toward women as standard fare every night of the week. It’s as predictable as the pie-in-the-face was in vaudeville shows.
Who is "objectifying them"?
I find this pretense at taking insult, when what is and has been going on in the movies so disgustingly objectifying women as one of the reasons why I've stayed far away from their "art" for years.
This reminds me of the sensitivity seminars given to men regarding the "respectful way" they are to treat their female co-workers, workers whose dress is so outrageous and trashy, that is intended to gain notice from any and all males within view and should these unfortunate males behave in such way to indicate that they have noticed the woman's various dress, or undress as the case may be and either comment or give other clues regarding the attire of the women.
If, God forbid, male co-workers notice or make comments regarding the dress or movements, to their female counterparts, they are guilty of a crime, similar to this woman's feigned "outrage."
Ms Cantillon, should i ring up Sarah Palin and let her know you'll be calling? or maybe one of the TEA party leaders? Mitt Romney? GWBush? Nancy Reagan? Gerald Ford?
"Are you kidding? With families watching? What kind of a question is that?"
How about you?
"This is one time I'll agree with Johnny. We'd have to be living in a really debased country to make a joke like that on Oscar night. I'd have been banned from television forever if I did that."
RE: I wonder what the reaction would be if it had been a chorus of women singing “We saw your dicks.”
The Oscars had a tribute to 50 years of James Bond.
As early as the 60’s we had a female bond girl named PUSSY GALORE.
Later, we had the title of a Bond movie — OCTOPUSSY.
Yeah, yeah, I know the spelling is different, but the implication can’t be hidden.
Now fans of Austin Powers (a James Bond spoof) begin to understand the names of the women in that movie.
“You’re talking about the great American actresses, you’re talking about Angelina Jolie....”
Lost me right there. Angelina Jolie was in exactly one decent production, and that was an HBO movie depicting the life of Gia. She is a lousy actress and most of her films are bombs, trash, or both.
And while I’m at it, she always was a skanky slut and it has amazed me that she is treated as some great person.
That would signify the quest for justice over misogynistic Hollywood movie producers. And it’s clearly racist of you to think otherwise /s
It was crass and inappropriate for them to do it in the first place.
I still remember seeing the movie where Julie Andrews exposed herself for the first time on screen. What a boring disappointment.
Then Austin Powers had Alotta Fagina.
Yes, the Oscars, which a few years ago awarded Best Song to “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp,”
Molly Yard.."We Are (Never-unendingly :) Outraged"
Exactly. He delivered what was ordered. These women should direct their anger where it belongs, they guys who hired MacFarlane.
And most of these women use stand in boobs anyway since their own would make the audience throw up.
I think the title was actually "We saw (that) you're boobs!"
RE: Then Austin Powers had Alotta Fagina.
Yes, and Ivana Humpalot. LOL.
hollyweird starlets forced to the REALITY of why they are watched (at least from the front)
...have shown us their boobs!
***I cant imagine seeing Meryl Streeps boobs. That would make me puke.****
She looked pretty good thirty years ago!
It’s also amazing how actresses in classic films managed to play “emotionally charged scenes” and never once bare their boobs.
I think it’s called CLASS.
That would make me puke.**** She looked pretty good thirty years ago!
For years, Hollyweird has been trying to tell us that Streep is a beauty . . . same thing with Webster Hubbell's daughter, Chelsea. But no matter how much to try to convince us, neither one of them have ever been nor will they ever be any kind of a beauty, regardless what the RIM tells us.
When the “Boobs” number was playing the camera focused on the female actors as they were named. All of them looked upset.
One was named that had never had her boobs exposed on the big screen and she gave a smile and at thumbs up.
Those reactions were filmed in advance...do you really think they would take any chances?
A bit ironic considering the booming industry of plastic surgery in the entertainment community.