We saw your boobs – funny or offensive?

Seth Macfarlane’s number about boobs at the Oscars has offended many, but I suspect that secretly many of us – perhaps mostly men – think it was funny.

I had never seen MacFarlane before and was anxious to see his performance. Yes, I am not much of a fan of TV. He had some rather riskee and – to me – some rather funny jokes at famous people’s expense. He sang a catchy song called “We saw your boobs” in which he listed famous actresses who had shown their boobs in movies.

Why are we so hung up about boobs in America? It is not really the same in other countries. We don’t have nude beaches like they do. We create a huge fuss if Janet Jackson’s boob falls out during the Super Bowl.

However, we seem to love extremes of violence on the television screen, but absolutely no boobs. No boobs at all. We are mesmerized by boobs. We make dresses to show parts of them. They tantalize us by not showing everything – unless there is a wardrobe malfunction! Boobs are a wonderful part of female anatomy – worshipped by some and envied by others.

We are all hung up on boobs. Bigger is generally better. Why are we obsessed by boobs but are shocked if we actually see them? Perhaps it is the Puritan influence from the early days of the founding of America.

MacFarlane’s song – We saw your boobs:
We saw your boobs
We saw your boobs
In the movie that we saw, we saw your boobs.
Meryl Streep, we saw your boobs in “Silkwood”
Naomi Watts’ in “Mulholland Drive”
Angelina Jolie, we saw your boobs in “Gia”
They made us feel excited and alive.
Anne Hathaway, we saw your boobs in “Brokeback Mountain”
Halle Berry, we saw them in “Monster’s Ball”
Nicole Kidman in “Eyes Wide Shut”
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler,” but
We haven’t seen Jennifer Lawrence’s boobs at all.
We saw your boobs
We saw your boobs
In the movie that we saw, we saw your boobs.
Kristen Stewart, we saw your boobs in “On the Road”
And in “Monster” we saw Charlize Theron’s
Helen Hunt, we saw them in “The Sessions”
And Scarlett Johansson, we saw them on our phones.
Jessica Chastain, we saw your boobs in “Lawless”
Jodie Foster in “The Accused”
Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry”
Penelope Cruz in “Vanilla Sky.”
And Kate Winslet in “Heavenly Creatures” and “Jude”
And “Hamlet” and “Titanic”
And “Iris” and “Little Children”
And “The Reader”
And whatever you’re shooting right now.
We saw your boobs
We saw your boobs.