Oscar Awards 'Boobs' Song Isn't Offensive Unless You Let It Be (VIDEO)

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Seth MacFarlaneThere are now officially two types of people in America. The ones who thought Oscars host Seth MacFarlane singing about seeing the boobs of America's most talented actresses on film was hilarious. And the ones who felt really bad that they'd just been snarking on Anne Hathaway's nipples on the red carpet because they were totally offended by We Saw Your Boobs.

Ah yes, American hypocrisy at its best. One minute "Anne Hathaway Les Nipperables" was trending on Twitter as the world homed in on the pointy bits of the Les Miserables actress' Prada dress. The next the Twitterverse was exploding with complaints that the Family Guy creator's opening number was offensive to women.

Women said they were "furious." "Disappointed."

They called it sexist. They complained that We Saw Your Boobs is a smack at the hard work female actresses have put into honing their craft, and they moaned that MacFarlane just managed to piss off fully half of the folks nominated for Oscars.

Were you one of those people?

You might want to know that neither Charlize Theron nor Naomi Watts, who were seen looking angry in the audience, were actually pissed. In fact, if you looked closely, those shots weren't even live. If they had been, Theron would be teaching classes at Hogwarts School of Wizardry because she managed to get onstage to dance with Channing Tatum awfully darn fast from her seat in the audience (not to mention changing her dress!).

So if the actresses weren't bothered by mention of their onscreen nudity, should American women be offended?

It was certainly low brow humor that brought out our inner 12-year-old boy. It would likely never happen to male actors. And it put some of America's finest actresses on par with the Kim Kardashians of the world, baring their breasts for, well, nothing.

But here's the thing, America.

It was a skit that poked fun not at the actresses but at host MacFarlane himself, at his brand of humor, at America's taste for the likes of Family Guy and for ogling Anne Hathaway's nipples.

We Saw Your Boobs wasn't debasing actresses. If anything, it was doing the opposite. It was putting the boob oglers, the nipple gazers, the wardrobe malfunction enthusiasts, the sex tape hunters on notice: you can't have it both ways. 

And, OK, it was making us laugh ... like 12-year-olds.

Check out We Saw Your Boobs one more time ... are you offended?

 


Image via Getty Images/Kevin Winter

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kelti... kelticmom

I'm not offended because with the exception of Scarlett Johansson, all the women he referenced were paid to be topless in the movies in the song. So they can't really feign offense about it anyway.

bills... billsfan1104

I laughed my ass off watching it. I even commented that he has a good voice.

sassy... sassykat122

I actually do objectify men in movies when given the chance, i watched Magic Mike purely for the hot stripping scenes! Womens naughty bits are just more often seen. And people offended obviously weren't paying attention. It was all pre taped, including the shots of the 'pissed' actresses.

sassy... sassykat122

And billsfan, so you DO have a sense of humor! ;)

Catherine Scott

You said boobs.. Tee hee...

Sierr... SierraLynn

I thought it was hilarious!

Kristi A Gilleland

I don't think there's anything offensive about women's boobs, but I thought it was offensive to comment on THAT rather than their talent. It was sophmoric. I didn't get the comedy. I didn't notice anyone's nipples either. I was too busy changing the channel to The Walking Dead.

Deborah Herrera

Loved the BOOB SONG!!!Sing it net year too!:)

Blues... Blueshark77

Not offensive at all. I think there are too many women out there without a sense of humor unfortunately. 

Juliet Jeske

The song was rude...the nipples in the dress were just tacky...although at the end of the day...they are just breasts.  The real problem is that we can see a woman hacked to pieces in a slasher film and it will get an R rating.  Yet the minute a penis is flashed...people completely freak out and the film gets an NC -17 rating.  At least most of the time.  Nudity is nudity...if the song hit both genders it would have been much funnier but because it just went after women...it was mean.  How many male actors have we seen nearly nude on screen?  Plenty!  

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