Were the 'Magic Mike' Men's Jokes Sexist at the MTV Movie Awards?

by Jackie Willis 1:33 AM PDT, April 13, 2015
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The men of Magic Mike XXL hit the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, but instead of stripping down like they do in the movie, they instead decided to throw some jokes out at the audience that didn't exactly land.

Some of the quips could be construed as sexist and perhaps poking fun at the movement against street harassment. "I don't feel comfortable walking by a construction site in my miniskirt anymore," Joe Manganiello said, possibly referring to the anti-street harassment efforts that went viral this year, including a video titled "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman."

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"Ladies, my eyes are up here, not down here," Adam Rodriguez told the audience as his co-star Channing Tatum motioned to his crotch region.

Matthew Bomer chimed in, "I wax my legs for me, not for y'all."

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The most eyebrow-raising comment came from Tatum himself. "We're living in some seriously scary times, aren't we?" the Magic Mike XXL leading man said. "Because women are taking over."

What do you think? Were these jokes sexist? State your case in the comments and tweet #ETnow.

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters July 1, 2015.