Well, it's better late than never.
In an episode of Family Guy on Sunday, protagonist Peter Griffin noted that the long-running series "is attempting to replace gay jokes".
Executive Producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin later confirmed that the series would "evolve away" from jokes at the expense of LGBTQ people and TVLine would say that "the climate is different, culture is different and our views are different. "
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It's a welcome layer for the iconic animated sitcom that debuted . Twenty years ago this month Despite the pronounced support for gay rights by Seth MacFarlane (19459006), the program has often dealt with homophobia and transphobia. The show has long been joking [3,293,000] the cost of the figure of Stewie's homosexuality and particularly drew the indignation of the LGBTQ groups for representing a transgender character in the episode of 2010 "Quag Mire's Dad. In this episode, the father of one character was converted to a female and another person had to vomit for 30 seconds in a row after having slept with her.
"I have no problem with television programs making fun of queers," wrote Ryan Hayder of Queerty . "But the attitude of Family Guy was just disgusting. This program did not use humor to promote meaningful conversation. Instead, she painted this group of people – our group of – as monsters. That's nothing to laugh about. That's something you can erase.
It is unclear why the show took so long to end the gay jokes. It is also unclear what it means to pull them out of circulation. But at least the announcement seems to be a step in the right direction.
"When a show is literally in the air for 20 years, the culture is changing," said Appel TVLine . "We have changed too."