When the Academy aka the people behind the Oscars and ABC engaged “Family Guy” and “Ted” creator, Seth MacFarlane to host the 2013 Oscars, it was all for good reasons. First of the lot was obviously for ratings/viewership. Well, they got their wish because according to Nielsen, ratings for Oscars were up 3% to 40 million viewers and up by 11% for the 18 to 49 years old demographic.
The other reason why (we think) they got Seth MacFarlane to do it was simply just because it was a breath of fresh air. While the whole idea was something different and definitely entertaining (Seth is a funny guy!), he was left to deal with unexpected post-event/post-Oscars-hosting damage.
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It seems that his performance was denounced as “sexist” and “ugly” thanks to some highly inappropriate songs (read: “We Saw Your Boobs”) and some random jokes about Jew in Hollywood.
In just a span of a few days, Seth decided that he has had enough of coming under fire and has taken it to Twitter to say that there is “no way” that he will do the show again:
Note: “Kobayashi Maru” is a reference in the Star Trek world which means a “lose-lose” or “no-win” situation.
To be fair, even before the show, he had already said that he would probably not do it again even if it goes great. After being widely criticized as offensive and dull, Seth is now pretty confident about his decision. Oh well, Seth, not everyone can take a joke. Or two. Or an entire song about their exposed chest.