During the summer, a trailer for Family Guy’s season premiere ‘The Simpsons Guy’ was shown. In this 4 minute trailer, there is a scene where Bart prank calls Moe’s and then Stewie jumps in saying “Hello Moe, your sister’s being raped.”
This joke has cause many people to flip out over it. Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council has stepped in saying “I was blown out of my shoes when I saw the scene with the rape joke in it. It really troubled me.”
Winter also said he found it offensive because of stories of sexual assaults on college campuses and talk about abusive treatment of women by some players in the National Football League. He said “When rape is accepted as a punch line for a joke in entertainment, it becomes outrageous in real life.”
Creators Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groeing have not responded to Winter so it seems the joke will air on Sunday.
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