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'Family Guy' Boston bombing hoax slammed by Seth MacFarlane
In a strange addendum to the Boston Marathon bombing that could only happen in the age of the Internet -- and the age of "Family Guy" -- the series' creator Seth MacFarlane has gone on Twitter to express outrage at a viral clip which appears to show Peter Griffin setting off bombs at the race.
“The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” MacFarlane tweeted a little while ago. “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”
I'm not going to post here . It's stupid and tasteless, and while I'm certainly not averse to taking the low road now and then on this blog -- for gawdsakes, this is a blog about TV after all -- that is a road too low. You can easily find it.
But here's the thing: The March 17 episode did include a scene in which Peter drove over a bunch of racers (par for the course, so to speak, with "Family Guy"). That was mashed up with another clip showing Peter apparently setting off a pair of bombs via cell phone.
[Meanwhile, this update via "EW:" "The episode, 'Turban Cowboy,' was removed from Fox.com and Hulu and the network does not plan to air it again, a Fox source confirmed."]