A recent episode of Family Guy was pulled from the Fox website by the network after an edited clip appeared online that depicted bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Following the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, an edited Family Guy clip surfaced online through YouTube that connected a storyline from the March episode “Turban Cowboy” to the tragic event in Boston earlier this week.
Although the episode showed Family Guy character Peter Griffin taking part in a marathon by driving over runners in his car before befriending a terrorist who planned to blow up a bridge, the edited online clip was spliced from two different scenes that made it look like Griffin set off bombs at the Boston Marathon.
The clip tied Griffin’s animated marathon to the storyline’s bombing that closely mirrored the tragic events in Boston on Monday.
As a result, Fox pulled “Turban Cowboy” from its website on Tuesday and revealed that the network has no plans to air the episode in the future.
Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, quickly took to Twitter to condemn the online clip that surfaced after the Boston bombings.
“The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” tweeted MacFarlane. “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”
Why would anyone want to do something like that after what happened?