UPDATE: As A Feminist Mom Seth MacFarlane Didn’t Offend Me, But The Onion Calling QuvenzhanÃ© A ‘Cu*t’ Did
The Ted Bear askingÂ Mark WahlbergÂ 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 Â pointed reminder at the fact thatÂ Roman PolanskiÂ 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 whatÂ Whoppi GoldbergÂ has said that itÂ wasn’t “rape – rape.” I think Hollywood and its ilk should always be reminded of this, Â no matter how many moviesÂ PolanskiÂ 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 Â 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 enoughÂ QuvenzhanÃ© Wallis. And if we want to get really offended by something, may I suggest this?
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: Â At least The Onion has made an apology on Facebook:
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.
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