Michael Wilbon: Was MacFarlane the ‘affirmative action’ Oscar host?

Wilbon on MacFarlane

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 5:49 pm

WASHINGTON – ESPN’s Michael Wilbon is not a fan of Seth MacFarlane, who hosted the Oscars Sunday night.

Speaking on ESPN 980 with Tony Kornheiser, Wilbon said MacFarlane wasn’t worthy of doing the Academy Awards show.

“He might be a nice fellow, very bright, and be good at what he does … he can’t host the Oscars!” Wilbon said.

He also touched on race in his comments.

“They got tired of famous black people, so they’ve got to go get a white guy? Affirmative action Academy Awards host?” Wilbon said. “Is that what this is about? Really?”

Comedian Chris Rock hosted the Oscars in 2005, and Whoopi Goldberg hosted the show in 2002. See the Oscar hosts of the last 15 years here.

Listen to Wilbon’s comments above and to the right.


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