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Seth McFarlane: ‘I’ll not be doing the Oscars again’

February 27th, 2013 by Marc Comments

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”.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….