Did Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane Go Too Far With Chris Brown and Rihanna Joke?

Both Chris Brown and Rihanna have expressed their desire to be left alone, not wanting theChris Brown and Rihanna baggage relating to Brown’s previous assault tainting their present romance. The couple obviously wants to start fresh, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen, mostly because the media can’t resist using the couple’s past as a punchline for jokes.

Last night, Oscars host Seth MacFarlane created a pretty awkward moment when he used the couple in a ‘Django Unchained’ reference. While introducing the movie, MacFarlane said, “This 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.” The reference was to Brown’s 2009 assault of Rihanna on Grammy night.

But MacFarlane had enough awkward jokes to go around. The Oscars host used 9-year-old Oscar-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis to mock George Clooney for only dating younger women: “To give you an idea of how young she is, it’ll be 16 years until she’s too old for Clooney.”

He even went so far as to make a ‘Lincoln’ joke that many people felt crossed a line.

“I always thought the actor who got most inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth,” said MacFarlane when discussing actors who had played Lincoln in movies.


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  1. #1. If no one’s outraged at the filth suggested on Seth’s “Family Guy” show, then their priorities are severely misplaced!

    #2. Chris and Rihanna are probably struggling to remain in ANY kind of news regardless of the outcome.

    #3. All parties here illustrate to the letter…the absolute fall of morals in American society. Period.

  2. Life is like a box of chocolates. Sometimes you get tasty nougat, sometimes you get stupid gossip articles that sound like the anonymous writer has been watching the world from inside a mayonnaise jar. Are you frakin’ joking?? Whoever you are writing this cheeky lost in a mayonnaise jar article, how can you fix your metaphorical face to say “The couple obviously wants to start fresh, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen, mostly because the media can’t resist using the couple’s past as a punchline”? REALLY. REALLY? You are talking about a violent, narcissistic man-boy who periodically slaps on false metal Hannibal Lecter teeth for grimacing in photo shoots; who not only viciously beat a young Black woman, his own girlfriend at the time, like she was a lamb chop he was tenderizing before eating, but who publically humiliated her while doing it, and who then went on to trash at least one television green room while a guest on an NBC morning show and to throw at least one temper tantrum while being interviewed! As for his girlfriend/victim/girlfriend, she lacks the self-respect to leave this half crazed fool alone, and is with him again! Are you aware of the statistics for Black women suffering domestic violence they get back together with their attackers? Chances are he will slap his metal teeth on and beat her again, ‘silence of the lamb chop’ style. This brute has already publically humiliated her again by toying with her affections in a gossip magazine ménage a trois with a third person who apparently doesn’t fear for her own physical safety by being with this brute. As for Rihanna, she has so little self-respect that she periodically ‘tweets’ (or is it ‘twits’? ‘Twits’ sounds more like it) semi-nude pictures of herself both with and without the brute. Their twisted, immature, celebrity-enabled self-destruction is something they not only don’t wish to act out in private, but something they have not passed up a single opportunity to flaunt in our faces using the media! You want to blame the media for simply taking a bite out of a greasy, dirty , winky-dinky hot dog with onions being openly served up to any media that wants to eat it, by this Punch and Judy couple? Isn’t that a reach? It’s at least an insult to our intelligence that you imply they are somehow being hounded by the very media ghouls they can’t seem to live without. As for Seth MacFarland, leave him alone, for God’s sake—he’s FUNNY. He’s INTELLIGENT. He writes and produces hilarious, intelligent satire. Idiot-America has a lack these days of intelligence. We have a surplus though, of venal, half-literate celebrities sticking blood-diamond studs into their faces and tongues while twitting naked pictures of themselves in between their domestic dramas. Let Rihanna and Chris (Charley) Brown consume one another and be done with it, so that their uselessness will not block our view of MacFarlane, a far more interesting person than the both of them put (or nakedly clamped) together. That’s all I got to say about that. Mark my words, though: one day Charley Brown will be doing an interview from his jail cell saying about his Rihanna, “I finally just decided to eat her liver with onions and fava beans and a nice, dry Chianti.”

  3. They are nothing but trash, he did not go far enough.

  4. No McFarlane, did not go far enough. He did not call them TRASH, which they are like I do. They are nothing but GHETTO TRASH, with money. It just go to show you, that if you come into a little money yu turn into fools.They should send boyh of yhose pieces of GArbage, ON SOME ISLAND WHERE NO ONE HAVE TO SEE THEM

  5. While I don’t think domestic abuse is a laughing matter itself, public figures are fair game. My sincere prayer is that they’ll both mature and make better decisions. The start truth about abusers, though, is that they’re lik leopards who don’t change their spots. Wish them well.

    • I agre TB……I would only like to wish them well and hopefully they WILL mature into responsible HUMAN BEINGS….on the flip side some would love to be able to show their love without judgement. PEACE!!!!

  6. who give a damn if anything she look like a damn fool for being with him … sucker

  7. Davian L. RavenStone

    He crossed no more of a line than most black comedians do on the regular. People are so sensitive…