It was neither funny nor appropriate, demeaning to women, stars say
Seth MacFarlane’s song at the Oscars 2013 about the actresses who have shown their breasts on screen became an instant Internet hit but two women are definitely not laughing: Jane Fonda and Lena Dunham, the Daily Mail reports.Before we move on, above is the song in question: it’s not that much of a song as an enumeration of names of actresses and the films in which they bared it for the camera.
In her blog on the Oscars, Fonda deems it demeaning, insulting and totally inappropriate, a clear sign that the Academy has scooped incredibly low for ratings.
“What I really didn’t like was the song and dance number about seeing actresses’ [breasts]. [R]emember 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 writes.
Dunham, who has been enjoying a lot of critical success with “Girls” on HBO, thinks a song like this is a blow to feminism.
“Hey ragers. ‘The ones who aren't advancing the cause’ I mentioned aren't always, or mostly, women. Case in point: I saw your [breasts],” she wrote on Twitter.
Check out the song above and let me know: is this a storm in a teacup or do these two women (and others like them) have reason to feel offended?