Academy bosses must have known Seth MacFarlane would come to the Oscars armed with a few bad-taste jokes—and the “Family Guy” creator did not disappoint. Some of the rookie host’s more controversial moments, as per Entertainment Weekly and the Huffington Post:
- “Django Unchained” ”is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected to unthinkable violence—or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, ‘a date movie,’” MacFarlane said. Boos were heard when he added, “A lot of controversies over the use of the n-word in the film. I’m told apparently the screenplay is loosely based on Mel Gibson’s voicemails.” Read more…
UPDATE: The Onion has posted an apology on their Facebook page. Read it here.
Last night’s Oscars draggggggged on and on, but if you managed to stay up for the full exhausting affair, and were fooling around on Twitter at the same time, then you probably saw controversy erupt over a tweet posted to The Onion’s account.
Everyone seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a cunt right?
Quvenzhane Wallis is nine years old, you guys. Not okay, The Onion. But they weren’t alone. Seth MacFarlane crossed the line big time too. Keep reading »
Yesterday, a guy friend of mine IM’d me with something weighing on his mind. “Can we talk about how Daenerys Targaryen is dating Stewie?! You need to do a slideshow about guys who are dating women way out of their league.” He was of course referring to the recent coupling of Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays Daenerys on “Game Of Thrones,” and Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy.” The thing is, while I acknowledge that Emilia is agoddess unparalleled, I couldn’t get all that worked up about her dating a guy who, quite factually, is less attractive than she is (my friend said that some of Seth’s expressions recall Sloth from “Goonies,” if you wanted a sense of just how unattractive he finds MacFarlane).
“Dude,” I wrote back. “I actually think he’s kind of hot. I like a guy who can do many, many voices.” My friend then said that his sister found him hot as well, but he just didn’t get it. I tried to explain: “A sense of humor goes a long way. Why do you think there’s such a long history of kind of homely to downright ugly comedians dating smokin’ hot women?”
Which is not to say I always get it myself. While I see the appeal of Seth MacFarlane (though he is no Khal Drogo), some of these comedian/hottie pairings have left me scratching my head because the funny didn’t out weigh the fugly. Sorry, Andy Dick…
The restricted trailer for “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut, was released recently and damn, does it look ridiculous. Mark Wahlberg plays John, a man who lives with his childhood teddy bear brought to life, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane). When John falls in love with Lori (Mila Kunis), he’s forced to grow up. That otherwise basic, wacky premise is, of course, told through MacFarlane’s brand of raunchy, offensive humor — Ted smokes from a bong, John rattles off dozens of “white trash names” like lightening, etc. Personally, I can’t wait.
“Family Guy”‘s Seth MacFarlane stopped by the “The Tonight Show” recently to crack a few jokes with Jay Leno and naturally the two turned to comedy gold, Delaware Republican Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell. Sadly, this was before her “I am not a witch” video, so the two had to find other things to say about her … like her orally servicing Seth MacFarlane. Keep reading »
I am not a “Family Guy” fan. Seth MacFarlane’s brand of offend-everybody, aren’t-I-clever? humor is not for me. Bill Maher, the host of “Real Time With Bill Maher,” is not my cup of tea either. But I was quite intrigued by both of them after watching a clip of Seth MacFarlane on “Real Time” this weekend discussing Sarah Palin’s outrage of the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome in his show. As you’ve probably heard right now, on a recent episode of “Family Guy,” Chris took Ellen, a girl with Down syndrome, on a date and asked her what her parents did for a living. Ellen, who was played by an actress who actually has Down syndrome in real life named Andrea Friedman, Keep reading »