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Stewie, the annoying baby on Family Guy, is gay, says creator and moron, Seth MacFarlane in an interview with Playboy. Perfect. From the New York Daily News:

“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” MacFarlane, the show’s creator, says in the September issue of Playboy magazine. “It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.’

“But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.”

UGH. Yeah, that EXPLAINS why he’s so hellbent on killing his mother and taking over the world. TOTALLY. Just like this gun explains why my brains are all over the place. Woof. This guy is just unbelievable. Everything that comes out of his mouth is a classic gem that you should polish and put in a museum of THE WORST GEMS. And the worst part about this whole thing is that since they canceled the episode in which Stewie “comes out,” the only thing that actually makes him gay is Seth MacFarlane alone in the recording booth thinking “this is a gay person’s voice.” Hmmm, that might not actually be the worst part. The worst part might still be the sentence “it also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing his mother and taking over the world.” IT’S A TIE!

Meanwhile: a table read of the Family Guy “abortion” episode. Great.

Comments (85)
  1. Ah. Now it makes sense…. I always did think he would grow up to be Buffalo Bill…

  2. I think we can officially upgrade Seth MacFarlane from “the worst” to “walking HATE CRIME”.

  3. Seth MacFarlane: Hey, aborted gay baby, I want to finally give a voice to your cause. I really think public discourse in America could be strengthened if my animated cartoon on the network owned by Rupert Murdoch that features talking intellectual dogs, disabled policemen, and a registered sex offender took on hot-button issues like abortion and homosexuality in adolescence.

    Aborted Gay Baby: …no thanks.

  4. He should write the new Anne Frank movie. Oscars all around.

  5. America’s sweetheart

  6. Multitudes of Amy's  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -1

    …had to show off “the skills”….

  7. Anonymous  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 +11

    I never thought I’d come out defending Seth MacFarlane, as he really is the worst, but the show is about hyperbole. As somebody who actually did go through his home life as a closeted gay child, teen, and man having to repress all sorts of shit in dealing with my parents and relatives, if I find this innocuous and mildly irritating at its worst, you people shouldn’t be all RAWROUTRAGE on my behalf. Really, this PC tread lightly around the homos shit needs to end already. It’s patronizing and far more unsettling than anything this guy could say about his pedestrian cartoon. It’s 2009. Our black president just gave a dead openly gay politician the Medal of Freedom. Let’s move on.

    (Fingers crossed for the lowest rated comment of the week!)

    • What are you even on about? He just said that he thinks that being gay makes people want to kill!!! There’s no treading lightly round anything. It’s the most stupid thing ever said. It’s like worse than Glenn Fucking Beck. Do you want to kill someone? Well if you do I’m pretty sure it’s got nothing to do with you being gay. It’s because you’re mentally disturbed and wake up every morning and think “Shit, I’m the worst” only you wouldn’t be because Seth MacFarlane is.

      • Anonymous  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 +11

        No, you inferred that. I don’t know about when you’re one, but when you’re a teenager, at least, having to be closeted and terribly confused sexually around your friends and family can cause plenty of antisocial behavior and feelings. Like I said, the show is about hyperbole. It’s always going to be over the top. Next you’re going to go on a rant about him saying black people are stupid because Cleveland talks slow, or that all physically handicapped people overcompensate because Joe is overly aggressive. The show, as poorly as the execution is, deals with social issues by poking fun at them. If the message you take out of this is that Seth MacFarlane thinks gays kill people because they are gay, then you probably belong in the Glenn Beck school of faux moral outrage.

        • Family guys doesn’t “poke fun” at social issues, it makes “jokes” at the expense of everyone who is not Seth McFarlene. You don’t get to be an able-bodied, white, straight dude and not get called out on your fucking consistent offensive bullshit. Sorry, Anonymous, but we are not living in some kind of post-racial, post-feminist, post-homophobic wonderland of social justice just because Obama is president. Family Guy is obviously not our biggest problem but here at “Videogum, we call ‘em when we see ‘em.

          • Holy shit, did I really type “Family guys?” I’m sorry that you guys had to be a witness to that. I am officially my mother.

          • It’s okay, friend. I’ve heard my mom call Gossip Girl “The Gossip Girls” so often, I’ve started calling it that, too. So double-boo for me to have a reason to talk about Gossip Girl in the first place.

          • YEAH!! Here at Videogum, we don’t believe in low-brow! Especially from somebody equally as white and equally as male as the vast majority of us!!!

          • See, I thought the “Table read of Family Guy ‘abortion’ episode” was going to be one of Gabe’s “Videogum Exclusive”-type deals. I didn’t think for a second that was actually a real thing. The world is a much darker place for me now.

      • Anonymous  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -4

        No, you inferred that. I don’t know about when you’re one, but when you’re a teenager, at least, having to be closeted and terribly confused sexually around your friends and family can cause plenty of antisocial behavior and feelings. Like I said, the show is about hyperbole. It’s always going to be over the top. Next you’re going to go on a rant about him saying black people are stupid because Cleveland talks slow, or that all physically handicapped people overcompensate because Joe is overly aggressive. The show, as poorly as the execution is, deals with social issues by poking fun at them. If the message you take out of this is that Seth MacFarlane thinks gays kill people because they are gay, then you probably belong in the Glenn Beck school of faux moral outrage.

      • His agression doesn’t stem from his being gay, but from his repression of his sexualty. It’s still stupid but it makes sense and doesn’t really seem homophobic at all to me.

      • Hello Everyone  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -3

        videogum users are the worst.

      • Hello Everyone  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -2

        videogum users are the worst.

      • Hello Everyone  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -2

        videogum users are the worst.

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      • Anonymous  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 +2

        If lack of dignity means not being offended every time someone says something stupid, then I’ll gladly accept your verdict. And as for being offended by something for being lowbrow, well that’s just silly.

      • boeingstaff  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 +11

        i hate to be the bearer of bad news but the sentence “your personal tragedy and resultant lack of dignity” wreaks of the exact same transgression as “it also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing his mother and taking over the world.”

        you just said he has no dignity because he went through some shit for being gay. macfartland (LOWBROW what what) said stewie kills people because he’s going through some shit for being gay.

        enjoy your ironic fail.

        • Reeks, big guy

          Reeks.

          Wreak is wreaking havoc

        • Actually, I just meant that it shows lack of dignity to post the phrase “As a person of X whose comment suddenly weighs more than yours YET, twist, Everyone Just Get Over It because I personally don’t need you fighting for me.” So … huh? Everything’s over because you finally got your shit together enough to come out, and our black president so totally granted us health care rights for our partners? No, he did not, and nothing’s over, and this is a Seth McFartpooter post, and Seriousgum is over there. I’m trying to laugh at how worst Family Guy is.

          • I can just see Gabe standing above all this with puppet strings all tangled in his hands going “NO NO IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE FUN!”

    • Meso gay. Meso agree wit Anonymous! Who care Set MacFarlan worse. Meso alway “LAFF LAFF” at lil gay Stewie! ALWAY!

  8. I know it’s horrible to ever watch Family Guy but I do. And anyone who does will tell you that Stewie is very obviously gay. They reference that fact in every single episode. It has nothing to do with stereotypes or a ‘gay person voice,’ and a lot to do with Stewie disliking woman and being very, very, very attracted to men. There has just never been a moment where he looked at the camera and says “I am gay.” And if there were, it would be bad writing (insert 100 predictable comments about how Family Guy is already bad here).

  9. They came for the Seth McFarlanes, and I did not speak out because UGH.

  10. This is the opposite of Progress.

  11. I think what makes MacFarlane particularly frustrating is that he will express a position that most of us would agree with (repressed homosexuality is unhealthy, don?t vote for McCain/Palin) in the stupidest, most counter-productive way imaginable (a matricidal, megalomaniac gay baby, Nazis wearing McCain/Palin pins). The effect is that I kind of agree with him, even though I hate every word he says. It?s bothersome in the same way that I will wince at 9 jokes in a row on Family Guy and then laugh at the 10th one. I hate that this awful man can make me laugh.

  12. I’m tired of all these fictional homosexual characters, they are destroying the literary sanctity of fake marriage, FIRST DUMBLEDORE AND NOW THIS!?

  13. “Next you’re going to go on a rant about him saying black people are stupid because Cleveland talks slow, or that all physically handicapped people overcompensate because Joe is overly aggressive”

    You’re missing the point. He hasn’t said those things. I’m confident (or, at the very least, hopeful) that he knows these things aren’t true and that the jokes are making fun of stereotypes but in this case he is actually quoted above as saying that homosexual repression is a reasonable explanation for the homicidal desires of a megalomaniac. The End. He’s the worst. (Also, for someone using the word “hyperbole” you sure did miss it in my obviously over the top comment. I did actually type the phrase “Glenn Fucking Beck”. There aren’t many grown ups who use that phrase in serious conversation)

    • He also said that heterosexual repression is a cause of homicidal impulses. Either way, it’s incredibly reductive, but let’s at least be clear about what he actually said.

    • In all seriousness (SERIOUSGUM!) I’m gay, and was closeted and repressed for years, and I completely get the point he’s making. That kind of repression can express itself as over-the-top aggression. The cartoon version of that is trying to kill one’s mother, among other people. “Family Guy” is a cartoon. QED.

  14. You know that “Obama Is Literally Hitler” Tumblr that launched last week? I’m sensing a mirror site any day now “Seth MacFarlane is Literally the Anti-Christ”.

    Family Guy: ruining comedy… and life in general, since 1999.

    • There needs to be a complex application and licensing process to be able to use the word “literally.”

      We FIGURATIVELY need to do that.

    • Not that I didn’t get the joke of that blog title in making fun of the misuse of the word, it just reminded me of my mission.

  15. It’s tough being The Worst. You battle so hard and so long to get there, you can’t rest, you have to keep knocking down competitors. Then you reach the top only to find out you have to fight even harder, come up with ever-worse bullshit, just to stay on top.

    You’re at the pinnacle, and it’s like, is that all there is? Don’t I ever just get to enjoy being The Worst? FML.

  16. why is disagreement so often a problem? i know this is the internet & these are comments & we are monsters but sometimes i cannot believe the shit that is argued over here. why can’t we understand difference of opinion, of sensitivity?

  17. You know, I’m heterosexual and I always feel like killing people. I think wanting to kill people is just a fact of life (death.)

  18. Stewie is gay?! Boy, I had NO idea. Thanks to Mr. MacFarlane for making me realize this after all this years of episodes where he travels into the future to find his 30-something self still a virgin or the other day when he said “why can’t we have all those things but with guys?” To which Brian says “They do, it’s called homosexuality” Stewie: “Oh, I think that’d be interesting” (Paraphrasing here)

    While we are at the “why is this offensive” discussion, please consider that he’s also saying that people with british accents are gay!

  19. This should take the Family Guy fan fiction in an awesome new direction.

  20. There needs to be a complex application and licensing process to be able to use the word “literally.”

    We FIGURATIVELY need to do that.

  21. S McF is responsible for comedy gem-sweaters like [paraphrasing] “Oh, Karl Rove sat here earlier? Maybe I should wipe down the chair so I don’t get AIDS.” That’s how much he thinks about his zing!s.

  22. Yeah, Stewie’s gay. But the why are people talking about this like it’s based in reality. He’s a fucking cartoon. He also keeps trying to have sex with the family dog, but the confirmation that he is gay sends all the blogs into red alert. Shame on you, blogosphere.

  23. How daring it is for Family Guy to do an episode on abortion in today’s political climate. So edgy! So timely! And now on top of that they have confirmed the sexual orientation of a 1 year old baby cartoon! I think I am so shocked and proud I might throw up! God bless America! God bless Family Guy!

  24. Seth MacFarlane is your Glenn Beck.

  25. Max Beerbohm  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -6

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  26. Seth McFarlane: the Harvey Milk of animated babies.

    I don’t know why Sean Penn doesn’t just play him in a movie already.

  27. I don’t remember ever hearing “Matt Groenig is the WORST”, and ‘The Simpsons’ is also pretty hyperbole. Fact is, Seth McFarlane is the WORST, and he only nails his coffin tighter with these kind of comments.

  28. Seriously. I really think that the secret gay conspiracy that we all want to kill our mothers and take over the world should just stay with the homos. Seth McFarlane let out the secret!

  29. Kramerica  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -5

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    • He may not be homophobic, but he sure is abortionhorny.

      Thank you to Hopper for inadvertently reminding me of that very real and legitimate term. I shall be using it way too often from this point on.

    • Wow, you’re so good at missing the point, you should subscribe to Missing the Point magazine. (That’s an insult, because in this day and age, people don’t do magazines.)

  30. Kramerica  |   Posted on Aug 13th, 2009 -5

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  31. This is sad: The abortion episode was “Peter becomes a pro-lifer after going to a rally”. They also talked about the episode next season with Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove (the worst times 3!), which will be “Brian becomes a Republican after listening to Rush”. And I remember the controversial episode last season was “Meg becomes a born-again Christian after going to a rally.” Jesus Christ. I can pretty much guaranteed Seth MacFarlane’s assistant put more time and effort into filling out the Emmy application form than this douche put into the last 3 seasons of Family Guy combined.

  32. You guys really are the worst.

    Stewie is already a psychopath. Him wanting to kill his mother because he’s gay is no different than Peter wanting to pass a law banning all beverages, other than beer, because he’s an alcoholic(I don’t think that’s an episode but it damn well could be). Both ideas are over the top(dumb) but I don’t think that’s grounds for calling seth anything other than what he is. An unfunny man making a whole bunch of money off of idiots*.

    *Includes: Tyler Perry, Michael Bay, Rupert Murdoch, Televangelists, Dane Cook, Nickleback etc.

    • Okay, then, I’ll agree with you that maybe this comment was just a case of Seth putting his foot in his mouth. But he does that. A LOT.
      And the argument, “There’s so much worse out there” is a sucky argument because my hate is unlimited. I can hate Seth and Nickelback at the same time. There’s plenty of room in Worst-ville..

  33. I find this just as annoying as J.K. Rowling’s announcement that Dumbledore is gay. My reaction is also the same: Who the fuck cares?

  34. David  |   Posted on Aug 14th, 2009 +1

    I’d just like to point out 2 things: 1 – No one is spared in Family Guy. Not even MacFarlane. Stewie is used to make fun of gays, Cleveland is used to make fun of blacks, Joe is used to make fun of handicaped people and stereotypical “heroes”, brian is used to make fun of intellectuals by portraying them as snobs and alcoholics, Adam West is used to make fun of politicians by presenting them as psychotic, paranoid morons, and finally Peter Griffin is the perfect example of your average white, heterosexual guy, being represented as a complete idiot. MacFarlane fits best the description of Peter Griffin and he knows it.

    2. He never said that being a repressed homosexual brings forth homicidal feelings. Well, at least, he didn’t say it in a general way. Ed Gein’s murders and obsession with female cadavers comes from being over protected by a highly religious, controlling mother. Not everyone who’s over protected by a highly religious, controlling mother will unearth corpses to make some costumes out of the skins!

  35. If you watch the video after the table read, (god these live table readings they do are awful. who does that? Thank god they never did one for Friends) he says a show hasn’t “done” abortion since Maud, 35 years ago. Obviously, Seth hasn’t watched any other show since Maud for the last 35 years so he missed the epic Degrassi episode where Erica has an abortion. And who could forget the Woodlands Critter Christmas ep of South Park where we all learned about abortions from three little cubs before Kyle had Satan’s baby ripped from his ass. Neither of those eps were prevented from airing. He’s the worst because he always thinks he knows what he’s talking about. To give an analytical profile of a cartoon character based on psychological references makes him worse that the worst. It makes him a PRETENTIOUS GIT. When he stops recycling actual FOOTAGE from previous episodes of his shows and creates a new show with a completely different format…. wait…. nevermind, I still won’t be listening to anything he says. Nothing with change that.

  36. Dr. Maybe  |   Posted on Aug 15th, 2009 0

    He’s so uppity now that he’s lost some weight and gotten a haircut.

  37. next matt groening will tell us that mr smithers is gay!!

  38. dave...  |   Posted on Aug 16th, 2009 -4

    Ok, we get it, you hate family guy…you talking about it constantly means that they win…

  39. hahahahaha  |   Posted on Aug 23rd, 2009 -2

    you know thats funny because seth macfarlane is rich and succsessful, and youre not.
    you lose!

  40. It’s 2011 and I’ve just learned to loathe Seth McFarlane. I like the baby on Family Guy. I like the dog. But if I watch 2-3 episodes of this show in a row, I come out of it depressed. It’s negative, repulsive, and constantly outdoes itself. Classic is the epsode where the Family portrays characters in the early American founding of Quahog. Daddy Griffin is in bed with his daughter, she’s under the blanket giving him a BJ, she comes up and they snuggle, and he says, “Maybe we should open a window.”

    Jesus. How does McFarlane get away with pretending to be a lefty?

    Also classic are the endless depictions of people with their bodies torn to pieces by gunfire.

    Seth is getting fat, very fat, so maybe he’ll become fully obese and decide to get out of sight. Here’s hoping so.

    Obama isn’t a lefty either, BTW. The left is as maligned by these fictitious adherents as the right is maligned by their real ones.

  41. It’s 2011 and I’ve just learned to loathe Seth McFarlane. I like the baby on Family Guy. I like the dog. But if I watch 2-3 episodes of this show in a row, I come out of it depressed. It’s negative, repulsive, and constantly outdoes itself. Classic is the epsode where the Family portrays characters in the early American founding of Quahog. Daddy Griffin is in bed with his daughter, she’s under the blanket giving him a BJ, she comes up and they snuggle, and he says, “Maybe we should open a window.”

    Jesus. How does McFarlane get away with pretending to be a lefty?

    Also classic are the endless depictions of people with their bodies torn to pieces by gunfire.

    Seth is getting fat, very fat, so maybe he’ll become fully obese and decide to get out of sight. Here’s hoping so.

    Obama isn’t a lefty either, BTW. The left is as shamed by these fictitious adherents as the right is shamed by their real ones.

    (The delay that might mean your post never made it and you need to try again until it appears, and the lack of a “your post is awaiting moderation” prompt, leads to the double posts I see here. Still, a good blog. I like it.)

  42. After watching Stewie’s “You’re a bad boy” moment with Colin Farrell, I have to take back every awful word I said against Seth MacFarlane. I put that scene in my Top Seven funniest things in the whole world ever. (And I LIKE Colin Farrell.)

    You’re not fat, Seth! Come back anytime.

  43. This articale is terrible, and the people posting here are even worse. Get a life you dolts

  44. You people are stupid. Taking every little detail offensively. How about this…DONT WATCH IT!! It makes fun of everyone and everything! Don’t pride yourself that family guy only takes the time to pick on gay people. It picks on women, men, celebrities, political parties, whites, blacks, mexicans, british, and I could go on for HOURS. Geeshh, laugh at it, take a freakin joke! It is brilliant. It takes real life and puts a funny face on it. Quit takin everything so literal

  45. The depth of the ignorance and idiocy on this page is staggering.I thought the quote was very logical and concise, and the comment after it staggered me:
    Everything that comes out of his mouth is a classic gem that you should polish and put in a museum of THE WORST GEMS
    He got paid to write that. That’s just….It’s bad. In every sense. Take a writers workshop sometime.

    To everyone else, I refer you to Poe’s law. The worst of the stuff he does is satire, and is subtley in favour of the things that he’s “Criticizing”.

    Christ.

  46. Just gonna say this even though this is old news. Seth McFarlane is a proud supporter of gay rights.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_MacFarlane#Gay_rights_support

  47. Umm .. no. Seth Macfarlane did not say that Stewie hates his mother and wants to take over the world because he’s gay, but because he’s repressing his sexual orientation. You do understand that difference, right?

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