Everyone has this presupposition of sophistication about the Oscars and, therefore, this unrealistic idea that the host should follow suit. Every year people are disappointed with the host choice.
Seth MacFarlane was no exception. He has had negative reviews being thrown at him left and right, but honestly, for what? If anyone deserves criticism on behalf of the 2013 Oscars host, it's the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They knew who they were asking when they called in the creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad."
The comedian knew he wasn't the most qualified person for the position and showed that by humbly mocking himself as the "worst Oscar host ever" in his opening segment with Star Trek's Captain Kirk.
MacFarlane tastefully achieved at balancing risque and classic segments. Most notable was his controversial musical number about prestigious actresses' nudity in film followed by the classic Frank Sinatra song, "The Way You Look Tonight," with Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron accompanying him in dance.
Seth MacFarlane can sing — like actually sing. This had to have been a selling point for the Academy's host choice, along with the undeniable success he has achieved in the comedic world. He has a deep appreciation for show tunes, which he often incorporates into his TV series, "Family Guy."
MacFarlane had high and low moments, but by far the most racy comment he made all night was when he introduced the best picture nominee, "Django Unchained," and said, "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who has been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie."
As far as the "sexist" and "racy" zingers from MacFarlane go, what else would one expect? MacFarlane isn't for the conservative or conventional heart. He is a nonconformist by nature, and there should be a certain respect found in that. He was simply saying what everyone else was already thinking.
People are probably upset because MacFarlane stole their 140-character one-liners before they had a chance to post them to Twitter themselves.