Not to put too fine a point on it, the Oscars sucked

Dismal show a gaffe-fest
By KYLE SMITH
Last Updated: 12:53 AM, February 27, 2013
Posted: 1:47 AM, February 26, 2013

Hey, Oscar: We saw your boob Sunday night. His name is Seth MacFarlane.

MacFarlane’s tone-deaf, unfunny, sexist, puerile, straight-from-the-ninth-grade-locker-room “We Saw Your Boobs” routine about nekkid actresses was lower than a cockroach’s pedicure. Charlize Theron’s pained reaction shot (which was part of the act, but fitting anyway) spoke for the world: Several of the actresses MacFarlane mocked were shown in rape scenes.

Jennifer Lawrence, you weren’t the first to fall on your face last night. And the burst bathroom pipe backstage wasn’t the only thing stinking up the place.

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4 thoughts on “Not to put too fine a point on it, the Oscars sucked”

  1. Yes, but the point of this article is not to condemn this particular Oscar broadcast as a whole. It is a hyper- partisan right-wing diatribe directed entirely at Seth McFarlane only because he is an outspoken left-winger. One should expect nothing less from the NY Post and anything else Murdock touches.

  2. He’s not Noam Chomsky, but ,yeah, McFarlane is a hardcore lefty. “Family Guy”, just like “The Simpsons” is full of all kinds of super nasty commentary and criticism of the far-right. What I meant to say earlier was that this was the unspoken subtext of the NY Post article, maybe not “the point of the article” as I said. Anyway, you can get a sense of McFarlane’s politics in the You Tube clips of his on Bill Maher’s show rather than having to wade through episodes of “Family Guy”.

  3. Listen, if attacking the far right makes you “a hardcore lefty,” then MSNBC is
    a Marxist operation.

    But I take your point. Sure, the Post is a Repub paper, and that certainly has
    much to do with that critique. The critique is pretty solid for all that, however.

    It was a lousy show. While I didn’t mind all of McFarlane’s jabs as much as Smith
    did (I thought some of them were funny), his schtick was juvenile; and the rest
    of the evening was appalling—one crude misstep after another.

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