Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane's Chris Brown and Rihanna Joke Draws Gasps

Seth MacFarlane's Chris Brown and Rihanna joke drew audible gaps at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at the Oscars on Sunday night (February 24, 2013). The Family Guy man took aim at some high profile celebrities in his opening skit, though it was his Brown and Rhi-Rhi jibe that was closest to the bone.

"Django is a movie where a woman is subjected to violence, or as we call it, a Chris Brown & Rihanna date movie," said MacFarlane, who also poked fun at Mel Gibson, Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. The joke was also a talking point on Twitter, with one user writing, "I don't know, I'm less offended by Seth MacFarlane's Chris Brown/Rihanna joke than I am about every single thing about Chris Brown." Another said, "Unfortunately for Chris Brown and Rihanna, their relationship will always be a punchline," however, one Oscar-viewer said, "Oh yeah, I agree with that Waltz win as much as I enjoyed the off-colour Django-Unchained-Chris-Brown-Rihanna gag."

MacFarlane was a surprise choice to host this year's Academy Awards, though he enjoyed a huge year with his part-animated comedy Ted, starring Mark Walhberg. His TV show Family Guy continues to be one of the most watched on U.S. television, while his performing background did him no harm in landing the biggest gig of the year.

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