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Hannah-Beth Jackson Blasts Oscar Host

Takes Issue with Seth MacFarlane’s ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ Song


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson blistered Oscar awards host Seth MacFarlane for striking “a new low in the treatment of women” in a letter she co-signed as vice chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus to Hawk Koch, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

McFarlane’s monologue and commentary at the Oscar awards ceremony have been the subject of much comment and controversy, especially his song, “We Saw Your Boobs.” Jackson charged that MacFarlane “crossed the line from humor to misogyny,” because one of the actresses named in the song had her breasts exposed in the context of a rape scene.

Jackson took the Motion Picture Academy to task for allowing MacFarlane to subject “our finest female actresses to caricatures and stereotypes, degrading women as a whole and the film making industry itself.”

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