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UPDATE: As A Feminist Mom Seth MacFarlane Didn’t Offend Me, But The Onion Calling Quvenzhané A ‘Cu*t’ Did

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The Ted Bear asking Mark Wahlberg where the “Big Hollywood orgy” was and Wahlberg quipping it was at “Jack Nicholson‘s house.” I don’t know if a lot of people caught that thinly veiled reference, or if MacFarlane penned that joke himself, and as much as I’m a fan of Jack Nicholson I think this joke was more a  pointed reminder at the fact that Roman Polanski raped a 13-year-old girl at Nicholson’s house, even though reports say that Jack wasn’t home at the time. I’m not sure why people are offended at this, because it’s a true fact, no matter what Whoppi Goldberg has said that it wasn’t “rape – rape.” I think Hollywood and its ilk should always be reminded of this,  no matter how many movies Polanski makes or how many fancy Hollywood people sign a petition to “Free Polanski.”

I can agree that some of the other “jokes” he made regarding race and ethnicity were just  ignorant and dumb, but I wasn’t as offended as a lot of people were by the above things I spoke about. I think Seth did a fine job overall, because let’s face it, it’s not like it’s the easiest job in the world. I hope next year we have a female host and we have a lot more movies written, directed and starring women in them. Until then, it was just another Oscar night. Too long, not enough Quvenzhané Wallis. And if we want to get really offended by something, may I suggest this?Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 9.09.15 AM

 

A nine-year-old amazingly beautiful and talented girl being called a see you next Tuesday by a popular parody humour website. That’s something we should all be furious about.

Update:  At least The Onion has made an apology on Facebook:

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I still think using that sort of word to describe a kid is lame, but at least they have acknowledged it wasn’t a super cool thing to do.

(Images: Twitter& WENN)

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