Oscars host Seth MacFarlane panned for 'offensive' jokes

London, Feb. 26 (ANI): Seth MacFarlane, known for creating edgy US animated sitcoms 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad,' is facing a backlash for saying "offensive jokes" at the Academy Awards.

His most controversial joke was that only one actor had really got "into Lincoln's head" - John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated him, the Telegraph reported.

Responding to the boos from the audience, he said, "150 years and it's still too soon".

MacFarlane also sang a song called 'We've seen your boobs' in which he named the actresses in the audience who have appeared topless in films.

In another segment, he appeared to take a swipe at British singer Adele, saying, that Rex Reed, a New York Observer film critic who compared the 'Bridesmaids' actress Melissa McCarthy to a "female hippo," will be out at the event to review Adele's performance of 'Skyfall.'

In a pot shot at Daniel Day-Lewis, the host asked him that if he bumped into Don Cheadle on the studio lot, will he try to free him and how deep will his method go.

He also suggested that the film 'Django Unchained' that features many racial epithets, had been based on Mel Gibson's voicemails - and described the movie as singers Chris Brown and Rihanna's idea of a "date movie."

Speaking about nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, he said that she will be 16 years until she's too old for George Clooney.

In one segment, he used the animated teddy bear from his hit film 'Ted' to make a joke about Jews controlling Hollywood.

The toy, voiced by MacFarlane, said that it was born Theodore Shapiro and would like to donate to Israel and continue to work in Hollywood forever. (ANI)

Latest News

  • DD documentary on Mrinal Sen handed over to filmmaker

    Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) As part of its tribute to India's living legends, Doordarshan has made a documentary on legendary film maker Mrinal Sen, the DVD of which was handed to the nonagenarian movie maker here on Wednesday. Titled "Celebrating Mrinal Sen", the four-episode documentary is primarily based on conversations between the maestro and renowned film critic and analyst Sameek Bandyopadhyay. Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Jawhar Sircar handed over the DVD to Sen and his wife …

  • Surprise! Abhishek Bachchan shoots for his special appearance in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's JAZBAA
    Surprise! Abhishek Bachchan shoots for his special appearance in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's JAZBAA

    One of Bollywood's hottest couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had created their magic on screen last in GURU which released in 2007. …

  • Swastika Mukerjee and 4 Bengali bombshells who went bold in Bollywood
    Swastika Mukerjee and 4 Bengali bombshells who went bold in Bollywood

    Swastika Mukherjee has become the talk of the town because of her bold scenes and hotness quotient in DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! …

  • Fools' Day Special: Here's why Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri made us go 'aww'
    Fools' Day Special: Here's why Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri made us go 'aww'

    The funny man in the Chopra family, Uday Chopra (of DHOOM fame) knows how to take a dig at himself as he said that he is proud to be a fool. …

  • Ayushmann Khurrana: We actors are over pampered
    Ayushmann Khurrana: We actors are over pampered

    At the recently concluded FICCI Frames 2015, Ayushmann Khurrana confessed that actors are over pampered. …

  • Madhuri, Shriram Nene now Aquaguard goodwill ambassadors

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene have been roped in by Eureka Forbes, a pioneer in the water purification systems market, as the goodwill ambassadors for Aquaguard for a five-year term. …

  • All decks cleared for 'Komban'

    Madurai, April 1 (IANS) The Madras High Court bench here on Wednesday refused to pass an interim injunction restraining the makers of actor Karthi-starrer Tamil rural actioner "Komban" from releasing the film in cinemas. Justices S. Tamilvanan and V.S. Ravi turned down a petition filed by Puthiya Tamilagam president K. Krishnasamy seeking a stay on the film's release, claiming it's based on a clash between two castes and could possibly affect the law and order situation in the state. …

  • Ekta Kapoor to turn 'maha judge' for 'Nach Baliye 7'?

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) After a long search for a fourth judge for "Nach Baliye 7", producer Ekta Kapoor might herself step into the chair to complete the quartet of judges for the forthcoming dance reality TV show. Bollywood beauties Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were also approached for the spot, but nothing concrete is said to have come out of the talks so far. Other than judges, "MasterChef India 4" judge Ranveer Brar is also expected to join the contestants with his wife Pallavi. …

Loading...