I personally wasn’t offended after watching the video on Youtube in class of Seth MacFarlane performing “We saw your boobs,” at the Oscars. I didn’t feel as though he was purposely or intentionally trying to offend anyone. I agreed with one of the two articles we read in class more than the other. The first article written by Amy Davidson was blown completely out proportion in my opinion. Instead of getting straight to the point about what really upset her about Seth’s performance, she began her article by bashing him immediately. She was so focused on just being angry, it seemed as though she was already holding something personal against Seth. At some point she even mentions a joke told by MacFarlane about Jenifer Aniston and Meryl Streep not admitting to ever being an exotic dancer, which was obviously a joke. She took every piece of humor in the show and tried to pick it apart to somehow make it a bad thing.
It was like a breath of fresh air after reading the second article written by Victoria A Brownworth. She mentions some points during the Oscar show that MacFarlane may have been wrong in some of the jokes that were made. On another note she also give acknowledgement to the jokes that were actually funny as she tells her readers about it. She showed her sense of humor by not taking everything so seriously as Davidson did in her article. Brownworth ultimately didn’t believe that MacFarlane was trying to offend anyone and neither did I.