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Neil Patrick Harris Responds to Oscar 2015 Critics with a Joke

Neil Patrick Harris Responds to Oscar 2015 Critics with a Joke

Neil Patrick Harris has received some criticism since his hosting performance on the 2015 Oscars this past Sunday (February 22), and he’s responded via a joke on his Twitter account.

“My iphone shattered the morning of the Oscars. I probably should have read more into that. #harbinger” the 41-year-old actor and entertainer tweeted to his fans on Monday after declining ratings numbers came in. Neil‘s performance was also criticized by many entertainment sources.

Along with the declining ratings, social media interactions during the show fell 47 percent from the figures last year.

WHAT DID YOU THINK of The Oscars and Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting job???

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  • evie

    Who would criticise him?? He was amazing, I enjoyed watching the show especially because of him.

  • lalasayswhat

    We could have done without the gay man in underwear scene.

  • China Blue

    he stunk.

  • Teni Eliza

    I also liked him. The award show isn’t about a mass amount of skits or jokes, he did a fine job transitioning. They also were running over time so I’m sure he had to cut out lengthy dialogue. People are too hard to impress anymore.

  • onehunnit

    and that stupid oscar prediction skit went too long

  • Beatriz Mendoza

    I thought he did a great job and hope he hosts next year’s as well!

  • suttree

    and we can do without bigots

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    Appearing in his underwear as the MC of the Oscars, an elegant and formal American institution, brought it to a new low. Not funny, not attractive, not anything. What was he thinking? Tone deaf. Do we as a Nation have to tear down everything at this point?? So sad…

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    well, you certainly don’t impress people sitting in formal dress in the audience when you show up on stage in your underwear. Major misstep…

  • Scott Hodgins

    That’s disappointing. Had I known Harris would appear in nothing but briefs, I would have watched. The Academy is stuffy and irrelivant and needs revision.

  • Teni Eliza

    That was a play on the best picture winner Birdman… how is that a major misstep?

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    Having to stare at the junk of some skinny ass white guy in his underwear just debased it even further…I would have been the first to laugh if it had been a bit on SNL but at the Oscars it just wasn’t funny–dare I say the phrase these days?–it was in poor taste. But you are certainly right that the Academy needs revision…

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    there’s no accounting for poor taste

  • rdm24

    Perhaps you don’t remember Seth MacFarlane singing “I saw your boobs”?

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    oh yeah I most certainly do. Another low, and a total bummer because he’s such a genius. But he can be a total ass too. Interesting paradox of a man…yin and yang

  • Jody Land

    It was a major misstep because the film has a Rating. Prime Time network television is no place for homosexual exhibitionism.

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    to refer to a cliche is not to be bigoted. get an education–try reading Roland Barthes first–before you start dumping on others

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    just bad writing

  • Jody Land

    We can do without homosexuals in their briefs in front of children and decent folk on prime time television. Just because some are offended by obscenity does not mean they’re bigoted. If you like it, okay for you, but keep it in the brown wrapper.

  • Kim

    What’s the point in mentioning his sexual orientation? Unless it would be OK for you if he was a heterosexual in his underwear.I guess you have no problem posting on a homosexual’s website( Jared)

  • Beatriz Mendoza

    However, the part where he appeared in his underwear was a bit much, otherwise he was okay!

  • suttree

    Since you’re so smart Karen, you surely noticed that the underwear stunt was a reference to a famous scene in Birdman. Or maybe your hatred and bigotry just got in the way?

  • Chrissy

    You seem to be the resident expert on homosexual exhibitionism.

  • Chrissy

    I know parody isn’t in your vocabulary, but look it up.

  • norah mackenzie

    that was no reason for nph to do that – it was embarassing and weird. funny how none of the other oscar hosts have ever had to do that before – shame

  • Chrissy

    Did you just get back from your 50 Shades of Grey book burning club?

  • norah mackenzie

    he was boring as heck and the underwear was ott and gross

  • norah mackenzie

    it was totally unnecessary tbh and not funny at all.

  • Chrissy

    That’s what you say when you look in the mirror

  • Chrissy

    spoofing a scene out of Birdman. It will eventually be at a dollar theater near you so you can afford to finally see it!

  • woodroad34

    “decent folk” is subjective, I guess. Apparently it’s okay to show a clip of a 20 foot Sharon Stone crossing and uncrossing her legs or Tom Cruise in HIS underwear sliding across the floor in a clip from Risky Business; or Jennifer Lopez’s constantly photographed/videoed breasts eager to bounce out of her outfit. Neil’s underwear was double layered so you couldn’t see anything…it was as if Mark Spitz or MIchael Phelps had come out in their swim suits. You come on a gay website, tell everyone how easily offended you are by a gay guy coming onstage in costumed underwear and then say you’re not bigoted? Seriously? Your disconnect is astounding.

  • Chrissy

    Your children will all become gay. They will put you in a home first chance they get. Your neighbors will have a block party that day.

  • norah mackenzie

    we all knew abt the birdman skit but posing at the oscars just for a joke in underwear was not right at all. and i dont care who the oscar host was either – there was no need to do that – and fyi it is targeted at an international audience too – is that the impression that we need to show off

  • Chrissy

    Ummm.. ever traveled internationally? You’ll know how stupid your statement sounds.

  • norah mackenzie

    last time i checked none of the earlier hosts – bob hope johnny carson david niven or even billy crystal needed to sink to that low – surely nph is talented enough to find more material to get a laugh rather than using that underwear joke – it may be funny for a film but not at the academy awards

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    Duh, it was obvious. But as I stated higher in the thread, it was inappropriate for the formality of the Oscars and would have been hilarious as an SNL skit. It’s all about context.
    And now I am a hater and a bigot because I pointed something out to you that you did not know? Wow, you really like to use words irresponsibly don’t you? Just fan those fires right?
    UGH
    outta here

  • Chrissy

    Seth Macfarlane is offended by your comment. He made jokes about boobs – titties- tatas.

  • norah mackenzie

    i dont need to go to a dollar theatre to see it thanks for the kind thought though. I may be a fan of michael keaton etc but seen it already at a regular cinema – i wish i cd say that i liked the movie but i really didnt. and besides we are not talking abt a movie we are talking abt the oscar host who was responsible for a 18% drop in viewing compared to last year

  • Chrissy

    Oh my god — drama queen alert.

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    umm as a retired foreign correspondent, I’ve seen the planet and most the world is offended by American boorishness. Wake up. You are the stupid one for insulting her rather than sticking to the topic. Exactly the kind of lack of manners and inability to have a civil discussion that the rest of the world can’t stand in Americans!
    NO TOLERANCE FOR DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS,

  • norah mackenzie

    nph is so good at hosting the tonys etc but this was not a good fit for him at the oscars – what a waste – but then again the whole choice was nothing much either – didnt like the best picture noms

  • Chrissy

    Really — he was responsible? All alone? Wow… or maybe it was a joint effort? Or the movies didn’t really interest people?

    I understand if I dollar is too expensive.

  • norah mackenzie

    well i have travelled internationally fyi – and believe me when i say that lots of pple do like watching the oscars but didnt like either the jokes or the underwear skit – look up the difference between the baftas and the oscars and see the comparison in hosting

  • norah mackenzie

    also just because u may feel that everyone sd agree with nph and his hosting skills – not everyone felt that he did a good job at all – once again it is a matter of opinion and i have 1

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    I personally don’t care what the host’s sexual orientation is but I DO expect them to act accordingly when they are the host. Go watch old Bob Hope or Johnny Carson you tube videos and you will see them telling devastatingly pointed jokes as the hosts of the Oscars but they do it with class and elan–forgotten skills these days

  • Chrissy

    I’m sure writing for that school trip you took makes you a “retired foreign correspondent” but anyone who has traveled knows you are the kind of idiot that most Europeans despise. Sorry — you don’t get speak without criticism for your stupidity, but I guess you are use to that now.

  • norah mackenzie

    which didnt go down well either – that and his very shiny teeth – and he didnt host again did he? i have no issues with seth or nph but they made really lousy hosts

  • Chrissy

    Your Carnival Cruise to the bahamas doesn’t count.

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    now that is coming from real anger. poor girl, get a life. I’m off to watch Citizenfour, a must watch film for every single person on the internet

  • http://www.poemhunter.com/karen-petersen/poems/ Karen Petersen

    lol, at least you have a sense of humor buried in there

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