Modern Family Co-Creator Steve Levitan Is ‘Disgusted’ to Work With Fox

Creator  executive producer Seth Mac Farlane of the television show Family Guy speaks onstage during the FOX portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Pasadena

Fox News Exec Rips Seth Mac Farlane for Saying He’s ‘Embarrassed’ By the Network’s Border Coverage Frederick M. Brown Getty Images 19 Jun 2018

Levitan was responding to a tweet that cited host Laura Ingraham's commentary Monday night that said migrant detention centers housing children "were essentially summer camps [or] boarding schools".

The biggest rebuke came from "Modern Family" showrunner Steve Levitan, who announced Tuesday that he will be "setting up shop elsewhere". One of the most prominent voices to decry Carlson's words was Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who now sees several of his creations airing on the network.

Wexler served as a producer on Fox TV shows "The Good Guys" and "The Grinder" as well as "The Comedians", which aired on Fox-owned network FX.

"In other words", MacFarlane tweeted, "don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain". Last November, he switched agencies from WME to CAA, as he started negotiations on a potential new overall deal with Fox TV. "We are thankful to all who support quality, independent journalism", the statement reads. Apatow tweeted Monday. "Imagine if it was your kids". "So many wonderful people there who share the concerns about Fox News but aren't in the position to speak out".

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He also tweeted "Michael Tammero at Fox News is assisting kidnappers (The President and his administration) who are holding children for ransom. This is fringe sh*t, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company".

Paul Feig also chimed in on Tuesday.

MacFarlane's disgust over his association with Fox might soon be coming to an end, though. (Even though some of its creators' other recent opinions seem decidedly less enlightened.) Perhaps with more creators directing negative attention toward 20th Century Fox over Fox News, other talent signed to the company will follow suit. "But I too can not condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children".

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