• Sun, Feb 24 2013

Worst Part Of The 2013 Oscars: Seth MacFarlane’s Tired, Misogynist Jokes

The 85th Annual Oscars

In Zero Dark Thirty, Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain plays a young CIA officer who has spent her whole career focused on intelligence related to Osama bin Laden. Women—they just can’t let things go, am I right?

That was 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane’s take on it, anyway. When it came time to introduce the Best Picture nominated movie, he mentions that Chastain’s character tracked Bin Laden fo 12 years. But while one might see this as evidence of perseverance, focus, ambition—any of those traits male characters are allowed—Chastain is a female, which makes her character’s pursuits a triumph for a “woman’s innate ability to never let anything go.” Zing!

Earlier in the evening, MacFarlane charmingly compared “Django Unchained” to Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship.

“This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie.”

Seth MacFarlane

Photo: WENN.com

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  • T

    What about waiting for the Oscars to actually finish before writing a “worst part of the oscars” post..?

    • dazdaz

      What about you stop breathing

  • T

    What about waiting for the Oscars to actually finish before writing a “worst part of the oscars” post?

    • http://twitter.com/enbrown Elizabeth

      I guess I could have specified “thus far” in the post title, but I assumed that was implied.

  • Cat

    Yeah… because reacting like this to a JOKE is really a good way to prove that women sure CAN let things go…

    • http://blisstree.com/ Carrie Murphy

      I think there’s lots of ways to be funny without ragging on women or minority groups. I generally don’t like most comedians, and that’s mainly because I really don’t subscribe to the adage that you can’t be funny without offending someone. You totally can (and should! Especially when you’re hosting the Oscars!)

  • Ms. Ogyny

    boo-hoo, its just a joke…dont be so sensitive, which reminds me, why are all women so sensitive ;)