Some people are big fans of Family Guy, some people aren’t. One thing nobody can really deny though is the makers have no problem pushing the envelope as far as their jokes go. Or, at least they did.
The guys behind the show are saying they’ll no longer be making any funnies at the expense of the fancy lads.
The executive producers of the animated comedy Family Guy on Fox say they are phasing out jokes about gay people.
“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.”
Appel said that any show on the air 20 years, “the culture changes. And it’s not us reacting and thinking, “They won’t let us [say certain things].” No, we’ve changed too. The climate is different, the culture is different and our views are different.
Yep, no more making fun of the gays. We can’t have them going through life living with the fear of their fanciness being used to generate chuckles.
It might not seem so bad for society to declare a group is completely off limits from mockery. The problem is eventually everything is off limits. The beauty of being anti-political correctness is everybody is fair game for jokery. Nothing is out of bounds.
Political correctness is a knife sticking in the gut of comedy, and each act of “progress” like this one is another twist. All these new rules will keep adding up until eventually the politically correct crowd will see comedy itself as “problematic.”
Before you know it, we’ll be having joke-free stand up specials where disgruntled lesbians complain for an hour and a half. Oops, too late.
While we’re on the subject: