NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A Hollywood heavyweight set off his own fireworks this 4th of July weekend by claiming ‘it's tough to find beautiful women who are funny.’ A bevy of beauties are blasting back and it's no laughing matter.
Former Disney CEO and tinsel town power player Michael Eisner is in hot water for paying comedian and actress Goldie Hawn a left handed compliment at the Aspen Ideas Festival. He said "the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far, usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny."
Now some are wondering if Eisner’s stuck in a time warp.
Maybe Eisner hasn't seen some of the TV shows starring funny females like "New Girl" with Zoe Deschanel, or the "Mindy Project" with Mindy Kaling,
Kaling took aim at Eisner on Twitter, saying "this was said at an "Ideas Festival'? Pitiful."
And Kristin Johnston, star of "3rd Rock from the Sun" said "yeah, but former Disney CEO's are short, bald and miserable. Um. Can Hollywood stop with this (bleep) already?"
Eisner now runs a production company and has an animated comedy called Bojack Horseman on Netflix. It's still too early to tell if the backlash will have any effect on that deal.