Family Guy executive producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin confirmed to TVline that the iconic comedy series will no longer be using gay jokes, in an attempt to become more tolerant. When asked for comment, Appel and Sulkin said that rumors stemming from Sunday’s episode were correct, they are “phasing out gay jokes.” Remember when Family Guy was actually funny? Pepper Ridge farm remembers.
“If you look at a show from 2005 or 2006 and put it side-by-side with a show from 2018 or 2019, they’re going to have a few differences,” Sulkin said. “Some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable.”
That’s probably the gayest thing since AIDS. Aside from the fact that several of Family Guy’s memorable characters will have to be done away with (Bruce), since when does the show care about political correctness? And where does it end? This is a slippery slope that will inevitably lead to an increasingly narrow list of topics that can be used as jokes. It’s only a matter of time until a pedophile complains about Herbert the Pervert. Perhaps future episodes will simply follow the wild adventures of Buzz Killington.
I really hope South Park makes an entire episode dedicated to trolling Family Guy. In other news, several manatees responsible for writing Family Guy’s material have reportedly gone on strike to protest the show’s censorship.