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ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 15:09:03

Apologies if this has already been posted. The opening song is draw-droppingly disrespectful. I don't know what they were thinking.

PromQueenWithin Mon 25-Feb-13 15:15:34

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thezebrawearspurple Mon 25-Feb-13 15:17:37

They were thinking it was funny, which it was, I loved the boob songgrin

TheDreadedLurker Mon 25-Feb-13 15:23:35

Jeez, talk about poor taste! Terrible! Neither actress in the awkward close ups looked impressed. Puerile sexist humour. Pathetic
Oh and I'm generally not an uptight or easily offended person, but this offended me. angry

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 15:24:58

The guy next to Naomi Watts looked straight at her chest when her name was mentioned.

So leery and childish and nasty. Not funny at all.

PuffPants Mon 25-Feb-13 15:27:20

The boob song was pre-recorded. The women in the cutaway shots are not dressed as they were last night. And they are "acting" unimpressed.

2blessed2bstressed Mon 25-Feb-13 15:28:53

Nope, sorry zebra didn't look to me like they thought it was funny at all.

PuffPants Mon 25-Feb-13 15:32:42

Fgs - it was a pre-recorded segment! They were in on the "joke" - they are actors! Their role was to DIY there looking like thunder.

scaevola Mon 25-Feb-13 15:32:46

Perhaps verse two should have been "we've seen your bum" (was Richard Gere in the audience?)

PuffPants Mon 25-Feb-13 15:33:12

Sit not DIY confused

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 15:34:41

Being pre-recorded doesn't alter the fact that it's sexist and an attempt to diminish Hollywood women's talents by focusing on their 'boobs'.

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 15:36:17

So of all women mentioned, only three decided to be 'in' on the joke?

BigSpork Mon 25-Feb-13 15:42:20

I'm pretty sure Quvenzhané and her family weren't in on her being treated like a sex object. I'm sure her mother didn't expect her 9 year old child and her sister to have to sit through that.

PuffPants Mon 25-Feb-13 15:43:01

Are you disputing the fact that they are clearly wearing different outfits? I'm sure they were ok with it.

Personally I agree it's tasteless but there's no need to be outraged on their behalf - I think women in Hollywood are fully on board with the inherent sexism.

PuffPants Mon 25-Feb-13 15:43:59

The joke about the little girl was a separate item. And I agree it was immensely inappropriate.

thezebrawearspurple Mon 25-Feb-13 15:56:04

They were in on the joke, if they had a problem with anyone noticing their boobs I doubt they'd be showing them bare on film to millions of people they've never met. The song was funny, it was a piss take, people are so desperate to get offended at the mildest things, often on behalf of people who aren't remotely offended.

BigSpork Mon 25-Feb-13 15:56:52

It was a separate event, but overall showing the sexism and racism with an Academy that backed it all and is known to be 96% white and 77% male.

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 16:09:18

"They were in on the joke"

But only three of them it seems? And since when is asking women to be complicit in their own degradation an acceptable thing?

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 16:09:59

I still don't see how it's funny, unless you think sexism is funny.

pofacedplot Mon 25-Feb-13 16:11:28

PuffPants is right. It was a pre-recorded segment with the actresses in on the 'joke'. My problem is with Macfarlane's permit to make misogynous and racist jokes under the umbrella of irony.

pofacedplot Mon 25-Feb-13 16:13:50

Here is the demographic for the Academy Award panel - yes, white, male, a median age of 62. here

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 16:14:46

It's impossible to achieve ironic racism and misogyny when both are clearly in existence.

pofacedplot Mon 25-Feb-13 16:16:13

Did you misunderstand my post Army?

chibi Mon 25-Feb-13 16:16:44

it would appear that if you want to work in that industry, even when you are a box office sure thing, you have to put up with that kind of sexism

those actresses surely do agree to go topless, but do they do so imagining that some halfwit will serenade them with 'we saw your boobs' broadcast to an audience of your peers, on a night when you are maybe hoping to be recognised for your craft?

as a woman who has sometimes had to laugh weakly when people more powerful than me made shitty jokes about women, i empathise.

must feel like eating a cake with shit in the centre.

ArmyOfPenguins Mon 25-Feb-13 16:16:49

No, I was agreeing with it.

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