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Banned Family Guy Ad anti-Semitic?

Ad attempts to appeal to “bloated, overprivileged Jews” for Emmy consideration

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: May 30th, 2012 in Culture » TV » News

Banned Family Guy Ad anti-Semitic?

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted a photo Tuesday, featuring a banned ad asking Emmy voters to consider the show as a nominee in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.

The ad contains a picture of main character Peter Griffin saying, “Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us into your little club.”

Family Guy has won five Emmys overall, but has never won for Outstanding Comedy Series.

According to MacFarlane, it was an ad that “the trades refused to run.”

Inside of the card that would have been mailed out to voters, in addition to a DVD of four Family Guy episodes, a picture of baby Stewie added, "It’s a secret ballot. You can still tell people you voted for Modern Family."

“Wow, if Family Guy was that funny on a regular basis, it might get nominated,” a Brentwood TV producer told The Hollywood Reporter. Another producer said, "It’s so heavy-handed. It's light on funny.”

“While I think Family Guy is a genuinely funny show, we all—including this ‘Brentwood Jew’—need to think twice about this kind of humor,” said another executive.

“Stereotyping any particular ethnic group is just not cool and can lead others with the wrong intentions to feel a certain license to take shots. Surely Seth has better stuff than this.”

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