Seth MacFarlane Oscars Announcement: What Did We Expect? [Op-Ed]

COMMENTARY | When Seth MacFarlane announced he would never host any more Oscars events, what were we expecting?

Two days after Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars, his performance reviews only garnered favorable comparisons with James Franco. Seth MacFarlane himself even poked fun at his performance by tweeting a picture of his cat with the caption:

“My cat said the show went well.”

However, after a night full of shocking and offensive jokes, what did we really expect from the creator of Family Guy? Seth MacFarlane’s sense of humor has always been offensive, and his writers know it. Did we expect Seth MacFarlane to just tone everything down to bad puns for a TV audience?

After the “Boob Song” and William Shatner playing his ever-familiar role of Captain Kirk introducing Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars, Seth has announced he will never host another one. According to Vanity Fair, he said:

“No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”

Prior to Sunday’s show, Seth MacFarlane probably knew he was going to offend a lot of people hosting the Oscars. According to Access Hollywood, he said:

“This will probably be the only time I’m asked to do this.”

We have mostly all seen Family Guy, and quite a few of us have seen the irreverent film Ted with Mark Wahlberg. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Mark Wahlberg hosted one of the award winner segments alongside the animated stuffed bear. After all that previous evidence, who thought Seth MacFarlane wasn’t going to offend that many people?

What did you think of Seth MacFarlane’s announcement that he would never host the Oscars again?