Family guy is an American adult sitcom created by Seth Mcfarlene for the Fox Broadcasting company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents, Peter and Lois, their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie, and their anthropomorphic dog, Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often lampoon the American culture. Contrary to its title, this isn’t a family show
The most intelligent members of the family are the dog, Brian, and the infant, Stewie—which might set off an alarm in terms of inappropriate role modeling.
There is frequent sexual innuendo and salty language (Ex: “Bitch”, “damn”)
Drinking and violence played for humor
The Parents Television Council, a conservative non-profit group has attempted to have the show cancelled through campaigns due to reasons of profanity, animated nudity and violence.
Sociological Perspective on Race & Ethnicity
Race may be defined as a group of people who have been identified as having real or alleged physical characteristics.
Ethnicity refers to people who share common cultural characteristics and ethnic identity; they share a sense of “oneness,” and a shared fate.
These biological traits are endowed with social meaning, which brings them into the realm of the social sciences.
Family Guy: Racism and Stereotyping
Family Guy is famous for “crossing the line” in the realm of racial slurring and comments.
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