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Oscars: Seth MacFarlane Won't Host Another
Seth MacFarlane has said there is "no way" he will host the Oscars again, after his performance was widely criticised for being offensive.
Nevertheless, the 39-year-old Family Guy creator insisted it was fun to have hosted the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday.
However, media and online critics panned the show, notably for MacFarlane's jokes about actresses' breasts and Jews in Hollywood.
The choice of MacFarlane as Oscars host was seen as an attempt to attract younger viewers by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the industry body that organises the awards.
And viewing figures suggested that may have worked, with polling company Nielsen reporting an 11% rise in the domestic audience to just over 40 million.
But the critics slammed MacFarlane's opening segment as being too long, and in particular condemned a song called We Saw Your Boobs, which listed the actresses who had appeared topless on screen.
Charlize Theron appeared to look particularly upset when the song referred to her partially nude performance in Monster.
MacFarlane's foul-mouthed bear character Ted provoked some of the harshest attacks, notably for his jokes about Jewish control of Hollywood.
The Anti-Defamation League, an anti-Semitism watchdog, said the jokes were "offensive and not remotely funny".
On his Twitter feed, MacFarlane posted a link to an "interesting press article about the press anger over the Boobs song".
In another tweet he noted: "My cat said the show went well."
Meanwhile, planners are already struggling with the timing of next year's Oscars because of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The Games, which are being staged in Sochi in Russia, take place from February 7 to 23.
The Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild Of America have already announced that they are moving back their 2014 ceremonies to January 18 and 19 respectively to avoid the Winter Olympics.
Oscars organisers have yet to make a decision about their schedule, but are expected to move the ceremony to March.
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what do you think?
Seriously who cares if hes offensive, he's an absolute legend and he takes it out of every walk of life in his cartoons.
The people he offended
They obvioisly take them selves too seriously then.
The Acadamy and the luvvies should get over themselves. Seth rips it out of anyone and everyone. Now he truly is inclusive...
Ah,but do they find Family Guy offensive too I wonder?
They did. I think if i can remember rightly The first series was pulled by the network 1) for being offensive and (2) because they thought that no one watched it It caused uproar and was only given a provisional second series due to the above two points. Seth proved them wrong.
They shouldn't bother getting a comedian in future then all that happens is they get criticized. It was the same for Ricky gervais!
Ricky gervais is a comedian?
The scenes of the actresses looking annoyed at him were actually pre-recorded. After all if these actresses would be offended by people talking or even singing about their threepennybits they wouldnt get them out in films. There is always going to be some that slate this very clever and very talented person. And TV and film critics can be on a completly different planet to the rest of us. I mean how many times have you watched something then read a review of it and thought "were you watching the same thing?"
That's America for you. Hollywood typecasts all races. But dare to typecast a Jew and you will have lawyers coming at you left right and centre.