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Seth MacFarlane isn’t exactly known to be the most censored guy, but the Oscars host still came under fire for his comments while presenting the nominations Thursday morning.
According to the Los Angeles Times, there were endless negative reviews about MacFarlane’s appearance. Many said his humor didn’t work Thursday morning, meaning it certainly won’t work once it’s time for him to host the actual show come Feb. 24.
The creator of Family Guy and Ted is defending his comments, however, specifically about a joke he made about Adolf Hitler. After the host announced Amour was nominated in the category of Best Foreign Film, he said: "The last time Austria and Germany co-produced something, it was Hitler."
MacFarlane then took to Twitter to say to defend his comment, by, of course, joking about it.
Lotta flap over that Adolf joke. Look, Amour was a great film, so how about this: Austria, we'll give you the Oscar if you take back Arnold.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 11, 2013
Although some might not like it, MacFarlane’s humor might be exactly what the Academy Awards wants and needs. MacFarlane will surely have no filter towards the nominees in the room, which, in turn, makes for great entertainment for the audience at home.