Alex Blaze

Seth MacFarlane doesn't get it

Filed By Alex Blaze | August 05, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Family Guy, transgender, transsexual

"[The unhappy reaction to our transgender character] surprised me. I don't meet a lot of stupid homosexuals. They seem to be a pretty smart bunch. But it seemed that they were not picking up on the fact that it was a very sympathetic portrayal of a transsexual character.... Look, Brian happens to be a heterosexual character, as I am. If I found out that I had slept with a transsexual, I might throw up in the same way that a gay guy looks at a vagina and goes, 'Oh, my God, that's disgusting."

--Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane on how he doesn't understand why people are upset with his transphobia

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Uh, Seth McFarlane is certainly a character. I love the backhanded insults too. He doesn't meet a lot of "stupid homosexuals"? We didn't get that it was a "very sympathetic portrayal"? If that's sympathy, I'd hate to be on the receiving end of his ill will. Or are we already there?

Maybe he could say this if the stupid 15 minute barfing scene was cut but other than that he's the dumbass who didn't check the final cut of his cartoon then


Aside from the inherent stupidity Of McFarlane's logic, I love the fact that he apparently thinks "homosexuals" are the final arbiters of what is transphobic, and he speaks for them. BTW, what year is it? "Homosexuals"??

I don't think gay men would think it was alright if they were portrayed as projectile vomiting if they saw a vagina, as he suggests.

It's one thing to misjudge what is offensive to a community to which you don't belong in the first place. But after you're told unequivocally that it is offensive, and you still insist tht it's not, that's a horse of a different garage.