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#1 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

I'm a little surprised that no other EB fembo has started a topic on this yet (or maybe I just missed it) - but what do others think about Seth Macfarlane's hosting of the Oscars?

My chosen title makes it pretty clear what my thoughts on the subject are. I was really disappointed to see such juvenile, boys club type humour. The "We saw your boobs" song was just vomit-worthy.

This article sums up how I feel pretty well. What do others think?

#2 BetteBoop

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Why bother?

I predict responses of "he was joking" and "not another thread hating men" and I'm not psychic.

#3 JapNFeral

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

What abou the anti-semitism?

#4 Kay1

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

I commented to DH last night about the sexism in the ceremony.

I was quite stunned at that boobs item too. It was SO juvenile and ridiculous and really seemed to put all the talented female actresses he referred to on notice that their contribution was never going to be taken seriously.

I really, really disliked Seth Macfarlane's hosting style on the whole, sexist comments just one of the reasons.

I also thought the 007 thing was dodgy with Halle Berry commenting on how it had "Pussy galore" and then showing the montage including many questionable (but not out of place for the times) scenes.

#5 Kay1

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Yes antisemitic too and that crack about Abraham Lincoln's assassination was just plain terrible.

#6 Sam Wheat

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Really I'm not surprised.  He's the writer of Family Guy right?


Exactly, and 'Ted', I actually thought he would be more offensive.

Edited by Sam Wheat, 26 February 2013 - 01:15 PM.


#7 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

I really struggle with Seth Macfarlane.  He is just so hit and miss for me, I'm really not easily offended, and will openly laugh at some of his work, and some of it feel just wrong.

Most of the time I feel like he's baiting people.  And it works.  






#8 RedBob

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

I don't tend to watch the Oscars as I have zero interest in the majority of the films up for awards. But having read that article, I will say that I thought they could have done better. FFS, its' the 21 century and really, making comments about Jodie Fosters tits as seen in The Accused is really quite foul and misogynistic.

#9 CallMeFeral

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Now I wish I'd watched the Oscars.

#10 Percoriel

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

He's an idiot. Wish they would bring Ellen back to host.

Even the hosts of the E! post Oscars event were saying what a tool he was.

#11 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Another interesting tidbit:

http://vitaminw.co/culture/oscar-watch-2013-where-are-women

#12 F1widow

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 26/02/2013, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really struggle with Seth Macfarlane.  He is just so hit and miss for me, I'm really not easily offended, and will openly laugh at some of his work, and some of it feel just wrong.

Most of the time I feel like he's baiting people.  And it works.


This is how I feel too. I like to think that he's being absurd in order to point out the position of privilege to which 90% of his audience subscribe. But I highly doubt it. I think he's just crass and sometimes he gets away with it because he's funny and other times not so much.

Someone should probably inform him that making jokes at the expense of a 9 year old girl is NEVER ok.


#13 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

For those that missed it:

Boobs Song.

Warning:  may contain the word 'Boobs'.  And be misogynistic.  

I'm tired, and fairly low brow at the best of times, and admittedly i chuckled.  I hope that doesn't make me a bad person.

I think it was someone at The Onion that made the innappropriate comments about the 9 year old, not Seth Macfarlane.

ETA:  The bit that gave me the giggles was the expressions of the women in question when the camera panned on them.

Edited by SlinkyMalinki, 26 February 2013 - 01:24 PM.


#14 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (Percoriel @ 26/02/2013, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's an idiot. Wish they would bring Ellen back to host.


I want Tina Fey to host them.  

But I want Tina Fey to host everything.  

I wish Tina Fey was my friend.

#15 AryaStar

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 26/02/2013, 02:23 PM)
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I think it was someone at The Onion that made the innappropriate comments about the 9 year old, not Seth Macfarlane.


They tweeted that she was a c*nt. Inappropriate doesn't begin to describe it. It made me feel sick and full of rage. She is nine years old.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/201...ts_twitter.html

Edited by AryaStar, 26 February 2013 - 01:29 PM.


#16 BetteBoop

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

The Onion called the 9 year old girl a c unt and Macfarlane said she was too young for George Clooney.

Tee hee. Hilarious.

#17 wwarnes

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Family Guy/ Seth Macfarlane is so successful right now which means that it is obviously working for the majority of people out there. I think people need to lighten up and take it for what it is - a bit of fun, some jokes and a way to make the usually dry Oscars a little more exciting!  There's nothing wrong with a little sexism evey now and again
As for the Pussy Galore comment - that was a character's name in one of the Bond movies.

Edited by wwarnes, 26 February 2013 - 01:30 PM.


#18 F1widow

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 26/02/2013, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it was someone at The Onion that made the innappropriate comments about the 9 year old, not Seth Macfarlane.


No, someone at The Onion tweeted calling Quvenzhane Wallis a c*nt. Seth Macfarlane made a joke about her being too old for George Clooney or something. It was a joke aimed a George Clooney but it was at her expense. If that had been my 9-year-old I would have been p*ssed. Just me?

#19 AryaStar

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

I have seen more outrage over Halle Berry's choice of dress than that utterly, utterly vile comment.

#20 FeralSqueakyBee

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Things like this make me feel like we're going backwards in regards to gender equality. It really is disheartening.

I think the fact that the boobs song includes a reference to a rape scene, in a "teehee! we saw boobies" way is the pinnacle of distaste - even if you found the song in general to be harmless that is just poor form.

#21 seayork2002

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

You mean at a show where since history began the biggest talking point by women is what the women are wearing??? and how emotional their speeches are rather than the quality of the films, you shock me!!!

#22 Sif

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

The reactions from the actresses in the audience to the boobs song were apparently pre-recorded. So, the actresses were in on the joke...

I thought it was appalling, nonetheless.

#23 BetteBoop

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE (wwarnes @ 26/02/2013, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think people need to lighten up and take it for what it is - a bit of fun, some jokes and a way to make the usually dry Oscars a little more exciting!


Bingo!

QUOTE
There's nothing wrong with a little sexism evey now and again


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#24 wwarnes

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

Some sexism for the sake of humour isn't going to kill anyone!

#25 Kay1

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE
I want Tina Fey to host them.

But I want Tina Fey to host everything.

I wish Tina Fey was my friend.


Oooooh me tooooooo! biggrin.gif

QUOTE
As for the Pussy Galore comment - that was a character's name in one of the Bond movies.


I do realise that but it was being used in the other sense....its a double entendre.




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