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MacFarlane: Some media exaggerate political correctness

25 June 2015, 18:41

New York - "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane dismisses the notion that comedy has become more politically correct these days.

Instead, he blames some members of the press for exaggerating the situation.

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"They are screaming that everyone else is angry when they're not," MacFarlane said. "I don't buy it. I don't think it's real."

"This is the only thing I agree with my Republican friends on," he added.

MacFarlane feels there's a disconnect from the perception that the media creates and the way people actually think.

The writer-actor has covered edgy topics for years and has amassed a large fan base for "Family Guy" and his film comedies.

"Most people are capable of deciphering comedic situations from actual offenses," he said.

A few minutes later, his "Ted 2" co-star Morgan Freeman stopped and applauded MacFarlane for having "guts."

"He just says, 'Let's push the envelope a bit and see what happens.' He's doing 'Ted 2,' that's what happens,' Freeman said with a smile.

But Freeman said not everyone can pull off edgy comedy without incident.

"If you've got a talent, if you are clever, you can. If you're not, you can't," Freeman said.

MacFarlane and Freeman attended the world premiere Wednesday of their new movie, "Ted 2."

- AP


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