Saturday 23 September 2017

Davis wades into row over Oscar 'sexism'

Academy Award winner Geena Davis has waded into the controversy over this year's Oscar ceremony by saying host Seth MacFarlane was disrespectful to women.

The 'Thelma & Louise' star said MacFarlane's routine, during which he referenced several rape scenes among his list of movies with actresses appearing topless, overshadowed the win of an animated film with a strong female character.

"It's a shame that that triumph was enveloped in an awards ceremony containing disrespect for women," Davis told members of the California Assembly in Sacramento. "But it helps illustrate how tone-deaf we can still be regarding the status of women."

She commended 'Brave', which won best animated picture, as setting a positive example for girls.

Irish Independent

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