Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on Tuesday, where she likened Family Guy’s recent mocking of her son Trig’s Down syndrome to a “kick in the gut.” Earlier this week, Palin’s teen mom daughter, Bristol, posted a statement on the politician’s Facebook page denouncing Seth MacFarlane, creator of the animated hit, for using 22-month-old Trig to poke fun at Palin in an episode that aired on the program last Sunday.
For those who may have missed it, the episode features the Griffins’ bumbling son Chris falling for a snippy girl with Down syndrome. On a date, he asks what her parents do. To which she replies: “My dad’s an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.”
“As a culture, shouldn’t we be more compassionate to innocent people – especially those who are less fortunate? Shouldn’t we be willing to say that some things just are not funny? Are there any limits to what some people will do or say in regards to my little brother or others in the special needs community? If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed. All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks…..” Bristol Palin
On last night’s O’Reilly Factor, the older Palin also blasted Rahm Emanuel for using the word “retard” in a closed door meeting with liberal activists. Oddly, she has kinder words for fellow conservative Rush Limbaugh, who used the same slur. Palin claims Limbaugh’s use of the word was meant as “satire” while Emanuel was clearly just trying to be mean-spirited.
Sarah Palin is sounding off on Sunday night’s episode of Family Guy, which seemed to mock the youngest of the politician’s two sons, Trig, who suffers from Down syndrome. Instead of lighting into producers of the popular animated series — similar to what she’s done after run-ins with David Letterman, Rush Limbaugh, and White House’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel — the former Alaska governor’s enlisted Trig’s big sister, Bristol, to speak for the family.
Britney Spears has become such a big fan of television’s animated hit Family Guy that she has been wandering around L.A.’s Mondrian Hotel copying baby Stewie’s English accent.
“Britney has developed a real fascination for Family Guy. She’s been staying in the hotel’s penthouse suite and has been watching the box sets,” a source told The Mirror this week. “She really likes Stewie and has been trying to copy his British accent. It’s a bit weird, especially when she’s in the gym and speaking like a camp Brit.”
Let’s hope the singer isn’t on the verge of another breakdown. The last time Britney faked an accent was just weeks before her stay in the Cedars-Sinai psych ward!
Family Guy’s new straight-to-DVD Star Wars spoof — Something, Something, Something Darkside – hits shelves this Tuesday. In anticipation of the release, the hardest-working baby in showbiz hit the promo track to get the word out with an appearance on Monday’s Letterman.
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