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Jane Fonda Slams Seth MacFarlane's "We Saw Your Boobs" Oscars Song


Lena Dunham isn't the only celebrity who was offended by Seth MacFarlane's musical number during the 85th Annual Academy Awards, in which the first-time host saluted actresses who went topless on film. Jane Fonda, who presented the Best Director award with Michael Douglas, slammed the Family Guy creator in a Feb. 27 blog post on her official website.

During MacFarlane's original song, which he performed with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, the 39-year-old comic referenced everyone from Halle Berry to Kate Winslet. What the song failed to mention, however, was that several of the actress' topless moments occurred during rape scenes.

Though the Oscar winner (and former Academy Awards host!) praised Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum's dance number and Catherine Zeta-Jones' "All That Jazz" performance, the 75-year-old feminist was less than impressed with MacFarlane.

"What I really didn't like was the song and dance number about seeing actresses boobs. I agree with someone who said, 'If they want to stoop to that, why not list all the penises we've seen?' Better yet, remember that this is a telecast seen around the world watched by families with their children and to many this is neither appropriate or funny," Fonda wrote. "I also didn’t like the remark made about [Quvenzhane Wallis and George Clooney], or the stuff out of Ted's mouth and all the comments about what women do to get thin for their dresses. Way too much stuff about women and bodies, as though that's what defines us."

In a series of tweets on Feb. 26, Girls' creator and star Dunham defended Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner Anne Hathaway and similarly criticized MacFarlane for his sexist song. "Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause," the 26-year-old Golden Globe winner wrote. "Hey ragers. 'The ones who aren't advancing the cause' I mentioned aren't always, or mostly, women. Case in point: I saw your boobs."

At least one person found the humor in MacFarlane's opening skit: Best Actress in a Leading Role winner Jennifer Lawrence, 22. "I loved the boob song," the Silver Linings Playbook star told reporters after her big win. "I thought [Seth MacFarlane] was great!"
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msr4ever 28th-Feb-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not a fan of JLaw but I don't think you guys should attack her (as I know you will) for not getting offended by something.
pineandapple 28th-Feb-2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
She's new to Hollywood. Of course she's not going to diss anyone. These people.
whutness 28th-Feb-2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
mte
publicfrenemy 28th-Feb-2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
yep. this isn't the hill she wants to die on.
arielcharming 28th-Feb-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Exactly. People are clueless tbh.
georgiana08 28th-Feb-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Especially when she was asked that question in the press room, while the ceremony was still going on.
lex_works 28th-Feb-2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
She pre-recorded her bit in the song, so I'd think she heard it before that night.
queen_norleans 28th-Feb-2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I got attacked the other day for not being offended. It will never cease to amaze me.
ediesedgwick 28th-Feb-2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
How dare you form your own thoughts about what you're offended by. So disgusting!
pixiegerms 28th-Feb-2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
independent thinking? on this website? mind as well cut off your own head before they do it for you
_myaugust 1st-Mar-2013 12:33 am (UTC)
Props to you. I couldn't deal with the "backlash."
grammaire 1st-Mar-2013 07:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I wasn't offended by it either. Like at all.
dangerbuffalo 28th-Feb-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
She was probably just being polite, she was asked that right after she won and it seemed like a pretty cookie-cutter response. Plus she seems a bit immature anyway, so she might have enjoyed it.
hiphophooray 28th-Feb-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
for real.
ohkimosabe 1st-Mar-2013 12:18 am (UTC)
preach
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