The Boob song

So far there have been two decent articles (from the Salon and Jezebel) about The Boob Song by Seth McFarlane at this week’s Oscars. On the evening there were plenty of Tweets and Tumblr posts about it – which is what drew my attention to it when I finally got home that evening.

If you haven’t seen the song, find it on YouTube.

Suffice to say, it is offensive. That this song would pass for acceptable is quite frankly unacceptable. I saw a post on Twitter where there was a “if you don’t like it, don’t watch it”. Idiot.

I am looking forward to more smart and excellent responses from the media. And I’m holding out for some responses from the community of Oscar women and Hollywood women (and men). Hollywood women women are often held up as being powerful and strong (Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron), so I hope they come out firing.

Update:

There is this completely absurd defence of the song here: http://theconversation.edu.au/defending-the-boob-song-12451

And a parody has popped up that is very well sung: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD5NLYjBiQA&feature=player_embedded

One thought on “The Boob song”

  1. Quite agree and all the jokes about Jews, too. Why do they think that it's apt or acceptable to fork out the sexism and racism. I don't get it when the film industry is a platform for so much good stuff. Confused here, who is behind this? Can't be just self-directed by the artists that perform.

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