Two California politicians, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, have sent a letter to Academy Awards president Hawk Koch, complaining about the misogynist nature of Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar jokes. They’ve joined a chorus of other media outlets, blogs and individuals who feel MacFarlane went too far with his “We Saw Your Boobs” song, which included a reference to Jodie Foster, whose chest was seen during a rape scene in The Accused.
The California Democrats are asking that the Academy “disavow” the host and noted that better judgment is needed in deciding on future hosts. “On Oscar night, when Hollywood seeks to honor its best, Seth MacFarlane’s monologue reduced our finest female actresses to caricatures and stereotypes, degrading women as a whole and the filmmaking industry itself.”
While Maclean’s Jaime Weinman said the now infamous song “wasn’t even edgy,” the list of haters grows, including Lena Dunham, the New Yorker and Jane Fonda, who said on her blog, “‘I agree with someone who said, if they want to stoop to that, why not list all the penises we’ve seen?”
Here you go Jane:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013