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Neil Patrick Harris Had to Pad His Oscars Tighty Whities

Neil Patrick Harris Had to Pad His Oscars Tighty Whities

Neil Patrick Harris stands nearly nude in his tighty whities while spoofing the movie Birdman at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood.

The 41-year-old Oscars host has now explained the moment!

“No enhancements, but I’ll tell you what happened,” Neil said on Live! with Kelly & Michael. “They always want you to be in funny costumes as the host. … I’m not one for crazy costumes, I don’t love it, but the Birdman bit seemed funny, and so we though it’d be a fun thing to do and it seemed appropriate at the time.”

“So we did the dress rehearsal, and I just had the pair of regular underwear on,” he continued. “But the lights! They see through things! So the Academy or the network or someone said we had to do something so you couldn’t tell my religion, so what they did was they had to take a second pair and sew it to the first to make it so that you couldn’t sort of see through it.”


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Posted to: 2015 Oscars, Neil Patrick Harris, Oscars, Shirtless

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  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    O.M.G. Tell me this did not happen?

    What have we become? Why is this ‘normal’? Expected? How could this possibly be even remotely considered in good taste or funny?

    You know we’re already hated enough for our materialism, so why this spectacle? Tasteless.

    He won’t be invited back, but most likely knew that going in.

  • j k

    The academy has to approve everything in the script. I believe you do know that everything’s scripted and rehearsed. If we got to see this it means they approved of it.

  • jrpieces

    omg this is insane….why not have oscars where everyone shows up naked..can’t believe this world anymore

  • jrpieces

    the fact is the academy wanted this..they knew this was happening..it wasn’t his idea

  • Belseta Woods

    He looks nasty and gross. Why would anyone want to see that?

  • Bwest

    Please,Ellen! Come back to us!

  • Rivera

    GROSS!

  • Michele V

    Are you a moron? He was referencing the film, Birdman. Do your research.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    No need for name-calling. I realize that, but in his underwear? C’mon? You know what? He should have been in a g-string. Yeah, that’d been better. Then he could have pranced around the stage with his butt-cheeks flashing us. Sorry, no excuse this was in poor taste.

    Fact. He won’t be invited back.

  • Omer

    Fact: You have no sense of humor.

  • Shivani Yadav

    I honestly didn’t enjoy this year’s Oscars… Last year’s was so much better (which apparently people criticized a lot). I mean, it seemed like Neil was focusing so much on the opening monologue (which turned out to be great) that he totally forgot about the rest of the show…. The remaining show was very boring… Obviously, the performances and the winning speeches very fantastic and one always have a certain expectation from the host which wasn’t fulfilled!

  • suzybel

    Ah geez, I didn’t want to see that. And if you’re going to show up on stage in your undies, could you not pick a better style than the old white standbys. How about a bikini style or a nice thong, maybe something colored.