“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.”

It sounds like the kind of boneheaded thing that your drunken uncle might say, and it could be, if your uncle was former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story on Eisner’s short-sighted remarks.

During an onstage conversation with Goldie Hawn, he theorized on why she’d been so successful: “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.”

Dear Eisner: Yes, anything that you, the former CEO of a company worth nearly $90 billion say will be paid attention to, especially when it’s at an event as public as the Aspen Ideas Festival.

And for the record, there are hundreds of hilarious and beautiful women out there, far too many to link to here.

Thank you for reminding us that there’s still quite a lot of work to do to equalize the playing field in Hollywood, Michael, and for showing us once again why Disney cut you loose.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)