Big Magilla wrote:Sonic Youth wrote:But the problem, Magilla - putting aside that I don't go along with your premise anyway - is that the show prepares for most jokes in advance. The speeches are not prepared in advance by the shows producers, and so they don't know that all the speeches collectively are going to be the tonal opposite of the rest of the broadcast.
I must admit, I laughed at the dress joke and the inappropriateness didn't strike me until I read DWS' comment. I get everyone's point, but if Perry took it in good spirits and Inarritu took Sean Penn's joke in good spirits, then I think we should just put it behind us, IMO.
I was once forced by HR to fire one of my best employees for passing around a sheet of "Mexican" jokes despite the fact that the woman was half-Mexican and her boyfriend, also an excellent employee, was a naturalized citizen born in Mexico.
Only in America!!!