‘Family Guy’ says it will stop making jokes about gay people
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The executive producers behind the long-running animated comedy "Family Guy" said in a recent interview that they will be “phasing out” humor made at the expense of gay people going forward.

Executive producers Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel, who also serves as co-showrunner, confirmed the news in an interview with TVLine released on Monday.

“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. 

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“Some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable,” he continued. 

Appel also said that, as for any other show that has been on air for 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,” Appel continued. “The climate is different, the culture is different and our views are different. They’ve been shaped by the reality around us, so I think the show has to shift and evolve in a lot of different ways.”

The producers also pushed back against claims that their animated Fox series has a political agenda while defending their recent decision to show President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE groping a character in their episode on Sunday.

“We’re not proselytizing for one political agenda; hypocrisy, lying and buffoonery in the public sphere should just be called out,” Appel said.

“We’ve had some episodes in the past that had some left leanings in them,” Sulkin added. “But we take hard shots all around. We’ve made fun of the Clintons and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary George Conway: 'If Barack Obama had done this' Republicans would be 'out for blood' George Conway to take part in MSNBC impeachment hearing coverage MORE.”

“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,” he continued.