Poor Seth McFarlane. Personally I think he did a pretty good job at the Oscars on Sunday night, but it seems that while many agree, McFarlane is having trouble dealing with the backlash his ‘offensive’ jokes are getting.
Firstly, you don’t put McFarlane in front of a camera and hope he won’t offend. It’s what he does. But it seems many were expecting him to tone it down. He Didn’t. And now, according to Yahoo!, McFarlane has said there is “no way” he’ll do it again, but he did say it was a lot of fun.
Apparently the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences wanted McFarlane because they hoped it would attract a younger audience, which it did as the viewing figures were up 11% domestic to 40 million.
However, his opening ceremony is being critised for being too long and a song called ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ about topless actresses in film has been getting a lot of negative attention, especially from actress Charlise Theron, no stranger to, em, revealing herself.
However it was the sketch with his movie creation Ted (voiced by him) that is getting McFarlane in the most trouble because of its jokes about Jewish people controlling Hollywood. The Anti-Defamation League, an anti-Semitism watchdog, called the jokes “offensive and not remotely funny”.