Jamie Lee Curtis was not a fan of Seth MacFarlane‘s turn hosting the Academy Awards. In fact, she was so much not a fan that she had to get out her anger towards the awards show in an essay posted to The Huffington Post.
In the article, titled “And the Oscar Goes to… Hell,” Curtis takes issue with the fact that MacFarlane’s jokes were — in her words — offensive. Chief among the off-putting segments was the Oscars’ most talked skit: MacFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song.
“The ‘boob’ song, as it will be known in perpetuity, may go down as the highest-rated Oscar number in history, but at what cost?” Curtis writes. “I’m sure public executions would get big ratings too, but is that what the Oscars are truly about? Ratings? When did they turn into a ‘roast’? At least at a roast you know what’s in store. What if actors and actresses stopped attending the Oscars because it was deemed open session to ridicule and parody them? Would the Academy be so cavalier then?”
She continues, “I was offended by the Oscar show. I am sorry that this is what we are talking about and not ‘Argo’s’ lovely win or Jennifer’s amazing performance or Daniel’s eloquence and humor and grace or the fallout from the sequester. What we will be talking about is Seth’s lack of class and a 14-year-old boy’s derogatory word for one of the most beautiful, motherly and literally nurturing parts of the female form.”
Curtis concludes her essay with a quote from the “Les Miserables” classic song “I Dreamed A Dream” — yes, the one that guaranteed Anne Hathaway her Academy Award win. “‘There was a time when men were kind, when their voices and their words inviting,'” she quotes. “‘There was a time, then it all went wrong.’ And the Oscar goes to?”
Do you agree with Curtis’ complaints with MacFarlane’s hosting gig?