Seth MacFarlane has built a very impressive career for himself creating hit TV shows for Fox, but this past weekend, Seth – who frequently dishes on political issues on Twitter – took to the social media platform to say he was ashamed of working for them due to Fox News.
MacFarlane claimed he was “embarrassed” to work for the company following the comments from Tucker Carlson – one of their primary anchors.
Carlson told his viewers not to trust other networks, a statement criticized, obviously, by Brian Stelter from CNN, as well as Seth. Tucker said to his viewers that they shouldn’t listen to any narratives pandered by mainstream news media, possibly even referring to the one he works for.
He urged his users to think the “opposite” of whatever they’re hearing if they’re “looking to understand what’s actually happening in the country.”
MacFarlane, who appeared to have misheard what Tucker said, snapped back on Twitter in a post which you can see below. MacFarlane said Carlson’s statements were “fringe s**t” and made him embarrassed to work for Fox.
Fortunately for Seth, his contract is expiring with 20th Century Fox TV. Disney and Comcast are both bidding for ownership for 20th Century Fox, so he might not become an employee of the Disney Corporation.
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
However, the broadcasting portion of Fox, including its news station, Fox Sports, and many of their local stations, won’t come as part of the merger deal.
If Disney does end up owning Fox, MacFarlane may not even be working for the company in the end, because – as it was noted above – his contract is expiring.
Either way, MacFarlane has to continue working on his new series, The Orville, which is currently in its second season. Season #2 will premiere near the end of 2018. Seth has two other shows on Fox, Family Guy , and American Dad.