The League said it was "sad and disheartening” that the awards show sought to use age-old, anti-Jewish stereotypes for laughs."
"While we have come to expect inappropriate 'Jews control Hollywood' jokes from Seth MacFarlane, what he did at the Oscars was offensive and not remotely funny," ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement.
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"It only reinforces stereotypes which legitimize anti-Semitism. It is sad and disheartening that the Oscars awards show sought to use anti-Jewish stereotypes for laughs.
Foxman added that the ADL wished that "Mr. MacFarlane and the Academy Awards producers had shown greater sensitivity and decided against airing a sketch that so reinforces the age-old canard about Jewish control of the film industry."