Seth MacFarlane says he won't host Oscars again

Don't expect the host of the 85th Academy Awards to be back any time soon

Published February 26, 2013 2:30PM (EST)

Depending on how you viewed "Family Guy" and "Ted" creator Seth MacFarlane's polarizing performance at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, you will either be saddened or elated to know that MacFarlane is not likely to ever host the awards show again. MacFarlane recently tweeted:

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These celebrities are probably pretty be happy about this announcement:

But MacFarlane also deflected some of the criticism directed towards his jokes, including the above boob song, by tweeting and retweeting the following:

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Despite the criticism, ratings for this year's Oscars were up since last year; 40.5 million viewers tuned in to watch, according to Nielsen, beating last year's show hosted by Billy Crystal.

By Prachi Gupta

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