OMG OMG OMG! I can’t believe that Seth MacFarlane did this. People are outraged! Only… that’s not true. And despite what you read all over Facebook today, the people posting that know that it’s not true. The click-bait headline is “Seth MacFarlane Slams ‘Duck Dynasty’ at Critics’ Choice Television Awards,” but did he really? Here’s his acceptance speech:
The word ‘genius’ gets thrown around a lot, which is good because otherwise I probably wouldn’t be getting this. But even taking that into account, let’s put this in perspective here – being called a genius in Hollywood is kind of like being called ‘thin’ at Disneyland, this is not a bar that is all that high. Let’s also not forget that I’m being declared a genius on the network that airs Duck Dynasty; this is a show whose cast members believe that hurricanes are caused by gay marriage.
It was a one-liner that most people on our side will say wasn’t funny, the left will pump their fist in the air with approval, and then there will inevitably be 1,001 think pieces written about it. But “slamming them”? It was a joke. It was a joke as part of a bigger joke about how ridiculous it is to be called a genius in Hollywood. Which, by the way, also upset a whole bunch of the liberal elitists in attendance. So let’s agree that that was a good thing.
Not to mention, while Seth McFarlane is a GINORMOUS liberal, he’s one of the few intellectully honest ones in Hollywood who was friends with Andrew Breitbart and is friends with Rush Limbaugh. We also share some of the same enemies.
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Maybe everyone should take a deep breath here. You may not like the joke, but don’t get offended and proceed to rage on Facebook and Twitter. That’s what leftists do. You’re better than that.
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