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Critics blast Oscars for off-color jokes, dull show

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Critics blasted Oscars host Seth MacFarlane on Monday for "crudely sexist antics" and peddling "offensive" Jewish stereotypes, as the Academy Awards post mortem got into full swing. 

Host Seth MacFarlane performs onstage at the Oscars on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood. Critics blasted MacFarlane on Monday for "crudely sexist antics" and peddling "offensive" Jewish stereotypes, as the Academy Awards post mortem got into full swing.

Others said the "Family Guy" creator, brought in to appeal to younger viewers with edgy humor, was simply dull -- while satirical website The Onion had to apologize for an expletive tweet about the youngest ever Oscar nominee.

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