Seth MacFarlane isn’t afraid to bite the hand that feeds him.
The Connecticut native and Rhode Island School of Design alum has been a mainstay at Fox for almost two decades, creating shows for the network like “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” and “The Orville,” among others. But in a Saturday tweet to his 14.7 million followers, MacFarlane said he was “embarrassed” to work for the company due to content he considered “fringe s***” airing on Fox News.
MacFarlane was responding to a tweet by CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter, who in turn was quoting Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Carlson said on his show Friday, “If you’re looking to understand what’s actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they’re telling you on the big news stations.”
That didn’t sit well with MacFarlane.
“In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain,” MacFarlane tweeted. “Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe s***, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company.”
In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe shit, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company. https://t.co/kC7MPYxdgZ
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 16, 2018
Fox News and Fox Business senior vice president and entertainment reporter Michael Tammero shot back at MacFarlane, chiding him for continuing to cash checks from the company.
“Yet… NOT quite embarrassed enough to not cash that check …,” Tammero tweeted. “isn’t that right @sethmacfarlane ?”
— Michael Tammero (@FOXlightMichael) June 17, 2018