Watch the viral sensation that ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane calls ‘abhorrent.’
Since it first began airing more than 10 years ago, Family Guy has basically existed to shock and offend — but its latest, and most newsworthy, offense appears to be completely coincidental. The show’s March 17 episode, titled “Urban Cowboy,” included a scene in which Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) killed runners at the Boston Marathon, followed by another scene in which he created mass hysteria by setting off two explosions from a remote location.
It’s understandable for these scenes to conjure mental images of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon, but one fan took it a step too far by editing the two scenes together.
The video, which is quickly making its way around the internet, makes it look like Peter intentionally killed runners at the marathon by setting off two explosions — which is absolutely not what happened.
Seth MacFarlane Responds To ‘Family Guy’ Boston Bombing Video
Seth, 39, addressed the video on Twitter as soon as he saw it, taking the uploader to task.
“The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” Seth tweeted April 16. “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”
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What say you, HollywoodLifers? Was it wrong for someone to edit these two scenes together, or was the person just trying to point out the eerie similarities? Vote below:
— Andy Swift