Those reactions to Seth MacFarlane’s boob song were pre-taped

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02.25.13 44 Comments

So earlier today, I had this whole post written about how wonderful Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction (above) was to Seth MacFarlane’s “I Saw Your Boobs” song (video below). The pictured reaction came after the line “…and we haven’t seen Jennifer Lawrence’s boobs at all.”

I noticed she was wearing a different dress than when she accepted her award, but I guess I’m dumb because I didn’t put it together that all the reactions to the song had been pre-recorded (a point on which most news outlets seem to agree). That it was pre-recorded makes sense, because I doubt rights issues would allow them to just splice in footage from other awards shows. I thought it was just another example of Jennifer Lawrence being wonderful in my 15th or so post on the subject, but it turns out it was just Jennifer Lawrence acting like Jennifer Lawrence being wonderful. At which she was wonderful. Mea culpa. Charlize Theron and Naomi Watts also played along:

Caryn James of Indiewire paints the live reactions as less rosy:

The live audience did not seem amused. Kathryn Bigelow and Helen Hunt were especially stony-faced.

Though take that with a grain of salt, as it comes in a longer piece about how much James hated MacFarlane as a host. I’m sure there were a couple laughs in there as well.

Here’s the video of it (another version here, that’s longer, but also autoplays). And here’s part of what I wrote in my original post, which still seems relevant, despite knowledge of the pre-recorded reactions:

As for the “I Saw Your Boobs” song, I’m not going to sit here and argue about whether it’s sexist or not, because people like Lindy are already better at and more qualified to do that than me, but I’ll simply say that, speaking strictly from a man’s perspective, it’s a really stupid idea to make fun of women for doing the exact thing we want them to. You’re supposed to make girls with their tops off feel relaxed, not self-conscious, stupid. Like, “That’s right, baby, good job. This is the most natural thing in the world…”

These rich guys. They get rich and famous and forget how hard it is to get women’s tops off. I use trained beagles and it takes months.

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