Those crazy, irreverent kids on FOX TV’s Family Guy team have done it again. Once again celebrating its yearly tradition of going to great lengths to outrage/amuse Emmy Awards voters, a new For Your Consideration ad for Seth MacFarlane’s breakout toon sitcom shows the Quahog crew (Peter, Quagmire, Brian and Joe) mimicking the promo image of four girls on a couch used for Lena Dunham’s HBO comedy Girls–as usual, accompanied by a (delightfully?) tasteless tag line unsuitable for the kiddies, EW posted.
Last year, the Family Guy campaign featured an Emmy voter mailer which played up the stereotype of Jewish people running the entertainment industry and implored the “bloated, overprivileged” voters to let the show into their “little club.” Another mailer sent out in 2010 posed Peter in a recreation of the poster for Precious–the acclaimed, dark film about an overweight Black teen girl abused by her mother and impregnated by her father. The image was adorned with the phrase “Vote for us or you’re racist,” with the mailer also continuing a list of the series’ writers grouped by ethnicity and sexual orientation.