If someone had told me that one day I would be writing an article concerning one news network slamming another over ridiculous comments made concerning Disney’s outrageously popular movie Frozen, I would have never believed them.
Yet, here I am. And, of course, Fox News is the culprit behind me having to write about this nonsense.
A few days ago, Fox News’ Steve Doocy suggested that Hollywood is actively trying to emasculate men, using Disney’s Frozen as an example. The Fox & Friends host claimed that these kinds of movies are “empowering women by turning our men into fools and villains.”
You know how insecure you have to be, not just about your own “masculinity,” but yourself in general, to really think that movies like Frozen are laying the foundation for a bunch of emasculated men? To say nothing about the absurd belief that there’s an active push in Hollywood in general to emasculate men. In the last week I’ve watched The Equalizer, Dracula Untold and the original Taken movie. Every single one of those movies has a “butt-kicking” very masculine male lead character. Hell, I could literally sit here for hours listing movies filled with male leads that are your stereotypical manly hero.
There’s really no other way to put this, Steve Doocy is an absolute fool. It’s embarrassing that he’s a featured personality on a major cable news channel. Then again, he works for Fox News, so it actually does make quite a lot of sense. In the real world his level of ignorance is frowned upon, but over in Fox News fantasy land it’s encouraged.
Well, it seems I’m not the only one who thought Doocy’s comments were laughable as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes slammed Doocy and the network for perpetuating such complete and total nonsense.
Hayes mocked Doocy for “uncovering the hidden injustice men are suffering in Hollywood right now, particularly at the hands of the shameless, man-hating Disney empire, which has a long history of brainwashing our children with evil or bumbling male characters like Hercules.”
“If Mr. Doocy truly does feel marginalized by Hollywood’s representation of his gender, I might point him to some numbers collected by the folks at USC’s Annenberg School last year,” he continued. “Of the top grossing films of 2013, across 4,500 speaking roles, about 30 percent were women and 70 percent were men.”
It’s like I’ve said before, Republicans are becoming so outlandish with many of their comments that it’s become nearly impossible for me to take these people seriously. Too often when dealing with conservatives I feel like an adult trying to reason with spoiled, petulant children. And this is a prime example of exactly what I’m talking about.
Hayes perfectly wrapped up the segment by evoking the most famous line from the “controversial” movie itself.
“My advice to Steve Doocy is: Let it go. Let it go,” Hayes concluded.
Watch the segment below via MSNBC: