Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner Tells Goldie Hawn 'Beautiful Women... Aren't Funny' (And The Internet Explodes)

06/07/2015 12:35 | Updated 06 July 2015

Former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner has aired a handful of controversial beliefs that "beautiful women aren't funny" - and has caused Twitter users to go into meltdown as a result.

In a talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival on 2 July, he told Goldie Hawn: "From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman.

"By far. They usually - boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online - but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny."

Sorry, what?

According to The Atlantic, Goldie Hawn agreed that her sense of humour could be attributed to being an "ugly duckling" growing up, which fuelled Eisner's rather baffling theory even more.

"You didn’t think you were beautiful," he said. "I know women who have been told they're beautiful, they win Miss Arkansas, they don't ever have to get attention other than with their looks. So they don't tell a joke.

"In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women - a Lucille Ball - that are funny, is impossible to find."

His controversial views have since initiated a backlash on social media, with some name-dropping talented, beautiful and equally hilarious actresses such as Tina Fey and Emma Stone.

Meanwhile others are just downright annoyed by his sexist comments. Would he say this about male actors? Probably not.

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