Producers Aren’t Amused by Family Guy’s “Brentwood Jews” Mailer
Family Guy likes to get a little sassy when campaigning for a Best Comedy Emmy. If by “sassy” you mean “kinda racist.”
"Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us into your little club," their mailer to Emmy voters exhorts (Brentwood is a fancy neighborhood in LA). Oddly, not all producers found this terribly amusing.
"While I think Family Guy is a genuinely funny show," one TV executive told E! Online, "we all—including this 'Brentwood Jew'—need to think twice about this kind of humor. Stereotyping any particular ethnic group is just not cool and can lead others (with the wrong intentions) to feel a certain license to take shots. Surely Seth [MacFarlane] has better stuff than this."