Seth MacFarlane Slammed For Anti-Semitism, Racism, Misogyny

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Go ahead and choose a section of society.

There's a decent chance it was offended by Seth MacFarlane at some point during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast.

Seth MacFarlane for the Oscars

While Team Breezy fans can't believe the comedian joked about Chris Brown beating Rihanna, the Anti-Defamation League and the Parents Television Council both slammed MacFarlane's "offensive" humor yesterday.

First, the ADL referenced the host's quip that one must be Jewish if "you want to work in this town."

"While we have come to expect inappropriate 'Jews control Hollywood' jokes from Seth MacFarlane, what he did at the Oscars was offensive and not remotely funny," said national director Abraham H. Foxman. "It only reinforces stereotypes which legitimize anti-Semitism. It is sad and disheartening that the Oscars awards show sought to use anti-Jewish stereotypes for laughs."

The PTC, meanwhile, didn't zero in on just one joke. It covered the gamut when bashing MacFarlane's taste.

The organization sent the following statement to Yahoo! Movies:

If people were tuning-in to the Oscars to see the same crass, vulgar and juvenile humor MacFarlane has employed in "Ted" or "Family Guy" they surely weren’t disappointed.

What a shame that this once classy event has been cheapened and dumbed-down to the level of a junior-high school locker room. There's no doubt MacFarlane has talent – but perhaps it's better to have no talent at all than to squander it as he does on misogynistic, racist and anti-Semitic jokes.

The Academy, however, is standing up for its man, labeling MacFarlane's stint as "great"  and saying the Oscars are all about "creative freedom."

What did you think of the comedian as host? Grade him now:


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Congrats Seth, on proving Hollywood has no sense of humour and takes it self too seriously, esp considering the crap it churns out. "If people were tuning-in to the Oscars to see the same crass, vulgar and juvenile humor MacFarlane has employed in "Ted" or "Family Guy" they surely weren’t disappointed. "
what a moronic statement....what else would you expect from him, Shakespeare? Family Guy and Ted ARE WHAT HE DOES AND WHY THEY HIRED HIM!


please get a life.
THIS IS ALL YOU GOT? leave seth alone.


IF this is to be a classy event then stop with high school "humor". I heard women's dresses critized for not wearing classy enough gowns. Seth is great song & dance guy .... not so much the funny guy.

@ Cotton

Seth MacFarlane clearly has personal issues with Jewish people. I get the stereotypical humor - but he is so repetitive and insistent. Even Mark Wahlberg was uncomfortable up there.


We need less slamming on the actor/actresses at the Oscars. They're there to receive an OSCAR! Not a roast.

@ Shannon

@shannon....oh ya, cuz theyre so under-appreciated...lets pump up their high-school dropout egos even more for their super hard job of remembering lines and wearing costumes.