Jamie Lee Curtis slams The Academy and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Jamie Lee Curtis is still fuming over the Oscars, which took place nearly one week ago, following Seth MacFarlane’s hosting duties and his controversial "Boob Song."

USA Today reports that the True Lies actress released an essay published by the Huffington Post that slams the Family Guy creator and his act of turning the prestigious awards ceremony into “a cheesy vaudeville show."

“So, I have waited, and tried to communicate this privately, but then I started getting forwarded emails from the Academy of rave reviews of last weekend's disturbing Oscar show,” she begins. “Interesting that they didn't forward any of the numerous negative reviews, such as in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.”

Curtis admits she knows who MacFarlane is, noting her teenage son is “a fan.” However, that didn't change her opinion of the mixed-reviewed host.

“I was offended last week. As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer. The Oscars are about honoring art and artists. It is not supposed to be a cheesy vaudeville show. The "boob" song, as it will be known in perpetuity, may go down as the highest-rated Oscar number in history, but at what cost?” she continues.

“I'm sure public executions would get big ratings too, but is that what the Oscars are truly about? Ratings? When did they turn into a "roast"? At least at a roast you know what's in store. What if actors and actresses stopped attending the Oscars because it was deemed open session to ridicule and parody them? Would the Academy be so cavalier then?”

The Golden Globe-winning actress didn’t stop there. She continued to slam MacFarlane’s "Boob Song," noting that she too has exposed her breast “to satisfy the requirement of the role I was asked to do - lucky to do, for in my case, those films were significant in my career. I didn't like doing it.”

“I didn't ask if I could do them topless. I did what was asked of me for the part I was playing. Mostly asked by men,” she slams.

MacFarlane has not responded to the retorts made by Curtis, but the Freaky Friday actress need not worry as the comedian has already stated that he would not be returning to host the Oscars in the future.

image credit: ABC



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