Seth MacFarlane received mixed reviews after hosting the Oscars and actress Jane Fonda counts herself as one of those who was not particularly impressed, especially with the “Family Guy” creator’s “We Saw Your Boobs” gag song during the telecast.
The song, which MacFarlane sang with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, detailed the many times female actresses went topless in films. Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Fonda were all included in the tune.
“What I really didn’t like was the song and dance number about seeing actresses’ boobs. I agree with someone who said, ‘If they want to stoop to that, why not list all the penises we’ve seen?’ Better yet, remember 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 wrote on her blog.
Fonda’s criticisms didn’t end there. “I also didn’t like the remark made about Quvenzhane [Wallis] and [George] Clooney, or the stuff out of [the animated bear] Ted’s mouth and all the comments about what women do to get thin for their dresses. Way too much stuff about women and bodies, as though that’s what defines us,” she continued. (MacFarlane had joked about the future dating possibilities for Wallis and Clooney.)
Still, Fonda did appreciate certain aspects of this year’s ceremony, including Charlize Theron dancing with Channing Tatum, the musical tributes, including Catherine Zeta-Jones’s performance, and Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger” during the Bond tribute.
MacFarlane has said that he does not want to host the Oscars again. ”No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though,” he said on Twitter.
As for next year’s host, ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel is often mentioned as a possibility for the job.
While ratings for the ABC late night host’s post-Oscar special were bigger than ever, the decision is far from settled, cautions an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences source.
“It is way too early,” the person said, explaining the choice won’t be made until the Academy picks a new president.