• Tue, Sep 18 2012

Video: Chris O’Dowd Stars In Surprisingly Awful Male Breast Cancer Awareness PSA

Chris O’Dowd is generally a likable actor. From cult hit “The IT Crowd” to actual hit Bridesmaids, to his great, nuanced, performance in Friends With Kids, he seems to choose good parts for himself. Which is why I was so very baffled when I saw his latest turn as the “health and safety officer at the Topless Female Trampolining World Championships” in what might be the most nonsensical PSA ever created.

Presented by the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign and the breast cancer awareness org Coppafeel!, the video’s goal is supposedly to raise awareness of male breast cancer. But seeing as the only thing that gets men’s attention is close-up shots of women’s tits and asses, that’s mostly what it consists of. They also wear knee socks (because hello, hott) and massage each other. (OMG LESBIANS!) I kept waiting for a punchline to justify the whole thing, but instead I was simply directed to the website, which features this charming front page:

Get it? Because men love boobs? Ass, titties, ass and titties! Ass ass titties titties ass and titties!

Forgive me if I’m being curmudgeonly, but I feel like there should be a way to spread awareness of what is primarily a women’s disease while still respecting both sexes. And like Chris O’Dowd should be a little pickier about what kinds of PSAs he participates in.

(Via Jezebel)

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  • Jenni

    This hurt a lot. I thought he was the new Jason Segel. Sad face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaitlyn.mcwilliams Kaitlyn Catherine

    Tacky!

  • UseYourHooves.com

    This is really sad. He is such a great actor – I don’t really know why he did this.

  • SadFace

    Seems like you’re all a bit stupid.

    This is aimed at men. Bringing attention to an issue that effects men. They want and need to get attention of men, so they use hot women to do this, which has a pretty high success rate for getting and holding men’s attention.

    They could have had a serious video, with a professor in a lab coat, because lord knows we would have watched to the end if that was the case.

    • Jenni

      So the only way to make guys care about something is by throwing boobs in their face? There’s no middle ground between boobs and a professor in a lab coat? Yay for mankind!