Family Guy is famous for its jokes that push the boundaries of what society deems as acceptable. However, it looks like they’ve decided to rein it in a bit as they’ve confirmed that they’re phasing out gay jokes. For example…
Executive producers Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel felt that as the times change, so too does the comedy.
Speaking to TV Line, Sulkin said: “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.
“Some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable.”
Appel added: “If a show has literally been on the 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.
“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.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this goes down with their viewers.