seth macfarlane and the oscars: well, what did you expect?
Seth MacFarlane is coming under fire for his hosting at the Oscars, in particular in regard to his “Boobs” song in which he points out various celebrities and what movies their boobs were shown in.
It surprises me so many people are getting so upset or offended about it. Seth isn’t known for his subtle humour. If anyone has seen Family Guy or Ted they’d know to expect something horrendous. When I found out he was hosting I turned to my friend and said, ‘Oh that can’t be good. He’s going to be SO inappropriate’.
So why people are now turning around and saying how offensive he was doesn’t make any sense to me.
Firstly, if you hire a crude comedian to host an awards show, expect to hear some crude humour! I can’t believe anyone thought he’d tone it down. Why would you, when you’re on an international platform to perform, suddenly change your style of humour? To me that’s like asking Metallica to sing gospel music because some people might find heavy metal too confronting and loud. Fans of Seth wouldn’t expect anything less than for him to be rude.
Secondly, when did humour become such a frowned upon thing? People need to relax and just take it for what it is – a joke and a laugh. Yes, some of it was childish, yes boobs are probably only funny when you’re 10, but I got a giggle out of it because it was just silly. I think everyone needs to chill out about it all. If you didn’t like it, you’re probably not a Seth MacFarlane fan in which case you never were going to like it regardless of what he said or did.
Personally, I thought it was fine. I think some people just like to complain no matter who hosts these things. The Pope could do it and someone would have something to say!
All in all I say well done to Seth, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ask him to do it again because the fact is he got good ratings and people talking!
By Holly Lazzari
What are your thoughts, Lipsters? For another perspective, check out Broede’s piece.