Parent group files FCC complaint against 'Family Guy'
The Parents Television Council is filing an indecency complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Fox's "Family Guy" for a March 8 episode that included -- and this is from the press release -- "bestiality, orgies and babies eating sperm."
Since there's nothing hotter than PTC president Tim Winter talking about graphic TV content, let's get right to his quote:
"Fox treated viewers to everything from an ‘eleven-way’ gay orgy to baby Stewie eating a bowl of cereal with horse sperm instead of milk ... if that isn’t enough, the show’s leading character is also shown fanaticizing about his wife and moaning while a horse licks his bare behind. Clearly, the explicit content was not isolated to one instance in one segment of the show; it permeated the entire program."
I know. I can't believe I missed "Family Guy" last week either.
The PTC is urging its purported 1.3 million members to file FCC complaints against "Family Guy" as well. The organization has a history of taking issue with the show's content and series creator Seth MacFarlane was asked about the PTC last year:
"Oh, yeah. That’s like getting hate mail from Hitler. They’re literally terrible human beings. I’ve read their newsletter,I’ve visited their website, and they’re just rotten to the core. For anorganization that prides itself on Christian values — I mean, I’m anatheist, so what do I know? — they spend their entire day hating people.They can all suck my d**k as far as I’m concerned."
The organization has targeted other shows over the years with various degrees of success. The PTC has gone after notorious content offenders such as "Nip/Tuck" ... "Las Vegas" ... the Golden Globe Awards ... "That 70s Show" ... "Father of the Pride" ... "Big Brother" ... "Without a Trace" ... "Friends" ... the Billboard Music Awards ... "The Simpsons" ... "Dexter" ... the Live 8 concert ... "Today" ... "Survivor" ... "Two and a Half Men" ... Carl's Jr.'s "Spicy BBQ Six Dollar Burger" commercial ... and "Gilmore Girls." Clearly, only the worst of the worst.
PREVIOUS: PTC outraged by 'Nip/Tuck' self-mastectomy (and, yes, I know I wrote I wasn't going to take PTC's bait again, but ...)
Here's a clip:
Is it just me, or do you feel more dirty from reading the PTC's description of that scene than from watching the scene itself?
And lest we forget what "Family Guy" thinks of the FCC...