"It has been several years since One Million Moms last addressed the content on “Family Guy.” A decade ago, 1MM contacted sponsors and even filed complaints with the FCC. Hoping it was in the past, we moved on to other worthy projects. Sadly, we were wrong. One of the latest episodes of Fox Broadcast Network’s “Family Guy” depicted the sexual assault of the animated character Meg Griffin, a high school teenager. To make matters worse, the character chosen to commit the crime was President Donald Trump while in the Oval Office.
Ironically, Family Guy‘s executive producer Alec Sulkin recently acknowledged some content is no longer being publicly acceptable. He said they aren’t planning to use any more jokes targeted at gay people. “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,” he said in an interview with TV Line, “some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable.”
We are deeply troubled by the potential impact on children who may become desensitized to, or who will trivialize, real-life consequences of such horrendous conduct. We call on the producers to heed their very own words and refrain from using sexual assault for comedic entertainment ever again.
The episode of concern aired on Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific time, 8:00 p.m. Central/Mountain time. This vulgar program is far from family-friendly. However, Fox rated this episode TV-14 DLSV meaning that in the network’s opinion, this material is appropriate for 14-year-olds."