Oscars host Seth MacFarlane’s unique and controversial style of comedy he injected into the awards ceremony this year has some critics taking action against the performance and the academy. Academy award winner Geena Davis and Jamie Lee Curtis have both been vocal about their criticism of MacFarlane and why they feel the academy needs to condemn that type of sexist humor.
One of MacFarlane’s most criticized performance from Oscar night was when he sang a song entitled “We Saw Your Boobs” where he calls off a list of actresses that have had topless scenes in movies. The Washington Post reports about an essay that Jamie Lee Curtis wrote calling MacFarlane's performance both tacky and sexist. She also adds about her nude scenes, “I didn’t like doing it…I did what was asked of me for the part I was playing. Mostly asked by men.”
Geena Davis is also taking action against what she calls a disrespectful performance by MacFarlane. The Associated Press reports that the Academy Award winner and chairwoman of state Commission on the Status of Women and Girls feels that MacFarlane’s sexist jokes overshadowed an important win that night for best animated feature “Brave” which she believes sets a positive example for young girls. Davis said, “It's a shame that that triumph was enveloped in an awards ceremony containing disrespect for women. But it helps illustrate how tone-deaf we can still be regarding the status of women.”
After receiving a letter of criticism from female state lawmakers the academy has shot back defending MacFarlane’s jokes citing the importance of “creative freedom” at the awards show.
What did you think of Seth MacFarlane’s humor at the Oscars this year?
Do you think the academy should apologize for their choice of host this year?