Family Guy just came back on his promise to drop “gay jokes”

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Family Guy has never discriminated in which he goes after, I’ll give him that. That’s why when, earlier this year, the designers seem to suggest the show gradually eliminate gay jokes to reflect the current climate, it came as a surprise to many.

“If you watch a show from 2005 or 2006 and put side by side with a show from 2018 or 2019, they will have some differences,” executive producer Alec Sulkin says TVLine. “Some of the things that we feel comfortable saying and joking about the time, we understand now is not acceptable. ”

After all, whether the LGBTQ + community, people with disabilities, or BIPOC after 18 seasons you would be hard pressed to find a group that has not been the target of jokes of Peter Griffin.

But this is not the case as a defense – so why is it still being peddled as a? After a series of remarks on Peter sexuality in the last episode that aired in the US, a character interjected, “thought I read you guys were phasing out gay jokes,” which Peter responded “This quote was taken out of context and widely misunderstood”.
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With an eye-roll inducing sentence, demand creators in January had become nothing but a distant memory. What was an unexpected positive gesture became nothing more than the LGBTQ community used again as a way to garner headlines.

The creators have made international news by suggesting that they would stop ridiculing the LGBTQ community for cheap gags – and continued to do so independently. This unfortunately feels a bit like Disney received after the game released the live-action Beauty and the Beast for teasing a gay time, or forever Marvel teases a similar story for their franchises without actually follow through.

Honestly, at this stage, it feels as if the LGBTQ community should really be on the books for these companies. In recent years, there has been the rise of an insidious story, apparently pushed by most white actors, males that comedy should be offensive if it will make them laugh.

In the UK, we had to laugh Dapper apologize jokingly that a woman in the audience of issue should be raped, apparently back on Twitter recently during a rant about the so-called “overreaction “that cost him his career. It is the same across the pond too. SNL engaged, and later pulled Shane Gillis after racist and homophobic comments he had already surfaced. In response to the reaction it has presented half-heart excuses about how the actors have to “take risks”.

The problem we have is that it is difficult to know where Family Guy and its creators are distinguished. If their defense is that no one is off limits and that is why it is good, then why are they admit that times have changed and some series of jokes are no longer appropriate?

Having zero scruple to employ Woods, who at the time had many problematic remarks about the LGBTQ community, he gave credence to his view and suggested that Seth McFarlane and co. thought it was worthy of a platform. This reactionary form of activism does not really cut and self preservation hints.

The reality is that many of the writers of Family Guy, and an important part of the creative team, are white men. It is not difficult to understand why a room full of white men congratulated themselves on another joke drag the tired stereotypes of the LGBTQ community could be considered a red flag.

Hate crimes are on the rise both in the UK and the US, with transgender hate crimes up 37 percent and sexual orientation up 25 per cent in England and Wales between 2018 -2019, according to figures Home Office. There is an attack on our lives happens in the real world, and having to endure the most responsible for these attacks ridiculing us on national television every week just community does not feel good.

Oddly, Family Guy creator MacFarlane claims to be an advocate for gay rights. Yes, really – and that’s what makes the processing of Family Guy trans people so terrible. During an episode, Brian saw vomit after realizing that he had slept with a trans woman. It seemed mostly male writers of the show were more disgusted by the idea of ​​having sex with a trans woman they were sleeping with a dog.

The problem we have is that it is difficult to know where Family Guy and its creators are distinguished. If their defense is that no one is off limits and that is why it is good, then why are they admit that times have changed and some series of jokes are no longer appropriate? James Woods was quietly dropped from the back of issuance in 2016 following allegations of historical abuse.

Having zero scruple to employ Woods, who at the time had many problematic remarks about the LGBTQ community, he gave credence to his view and suggested that Seth McFarlane and co. thought it was worthy of a platform. This reactionary form of activism does not really cut and self preservation hints.

The reality is that many of the writers of Family Guy, and an important part of the creative team, are white men. It is not difficult to understand why a room full of white men congratulated themselves on another joke drag the tired stereotypes of the LGBTQ community could be considered a red flag.