Was Seth MacFarlane Offensive to Women at the Oscars? [VIDEO] [POLL]
I saw this in our daily prep, and I had to post/comment on it. There are two lawmakers in California that are really upset with Seth MacFarlane and the jokes that were made during the Academy Awards. They say that many of them were offensive to women.
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (both Democrats) sent a letter to the head of the Academy, asking them to use better judgement next time around. Here’s a quote from the letter:
“There was a disturbing theme about violence against women being acceptable and funny.”
“From topical jabs about domestic violence to singing about ‘boobs’ during a film’s rape scene, Seth McFarlane crossed the line from humor to misogyny.”
What do you think?
Personally, I think these lawmakers have somewhat of a point when it comes to making fun of rape. Rape obviously is NOT funny.
But I do think they are a bit oversensitive as many people in society are today. The “boobs” song and most of the jokes were not delivered with cruel intention. Hey, guys have boobs, too!! Well…some of them.
The Chris Brown/ Rihanna comment? Yes — offensive! But enough to write a letter to the Academy? Clearly, McFarlane pushed the boundaries…maybe a little too much, but people are way too sensitive nowadays. People are quick to complain, send a letter, or whatever…..rather than just tuning out and letting the situation go. I guess if you’re really and truly bothered by something, you react.
Here’s the “We Saw Your Boobs” Song: