The arbiters of self-styled cutting edge humor have evolved to reach a higher level of understanding and have come to a realization that there is absolutely nothing funny about homosexuality. Bounding Into Comics helpfully informs us what will, and what will not, henceforth be considered amusing:
Family Guy executive producers have announced that they are going to start phasing out gay jokes from the adult cartoon show.
In an interview with TVLine, which primarily addressed a recent episode of Family Guy where they lampoon President Donald Trump, Executive Producers Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel confirmed they were phasing out gay jokes.
Sulkin told TVLine:
“Kind of, yes. 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. Some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable.”
As for political jokes, Sulkin indicates they aren’t afraid to “take hard shots all around.”
“We’ve had some episodes in the past that had some left leanings in them, but we take hard shots all around. We’ve made fun of the Clintons and Barack Obama. It’s not like we would avoid anyone because we vote this way or that way. In any time that Family Guy has been on, we’ve pointed out idiots and the dumb things they do. This just happens to be our current person, and it would be no different if a Democrat were doing something idiotic, which they do.”
As of right now, we know that one special interest group appears to be off-limits to the Executive Producers of Family Guy. It’s only a matter of time before more groups get this special treatment.
So brave. Thank you for this. Although to be fair, as far as I could tell from the commercials for it over the years, nothing on Family Guy was ever funny in the first place. At least not to anyone with an IQ over boiling temperature. So it’s not exactly a great loss to the history of human amusement here.
How can you even tell who is supposed to be a comedian anymore? The inadvertent humor is considerably funnier these days than the intentional variety.