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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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!"