Top Fox TV Producers Criticize Fox News Over Immigration Commentary

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Over the weekend, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane (a CT native and Rhode Island School of Design alum) tweeted that he was "embarrassed" to work for Fox because of "fringe s***" that aired on Fox News.

Seth MacFarlane said he is "embarrassed" to work for Fox News's parent company, and it turns out a lot of his Hollywood peers are too.

Levitan added: "Fox Studio has been a wonderful home for most of my career - so many incredible people there who share the concerns about @Fox News but aren't in a position to speak out".

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig, and prolific filmmaker Judd Apatow, the producer behind movies and TV shows such as "Girls" and "Trainwreck", have all weighed in.

Levitan was responding to a Sunday tweet from MacFarlane, who express outrage about Fox News' anchor Tucker Carlson saying, "If you're looking to understand what's actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations". On Monday, June 18, The Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham advocated for President Trump's immigration policy that has separated thousands of families at the border, however it was her wording in particular that pushed viewers over the edge. Apatow took the message a step further, though, calling on other creators and performers who have deals with Fox News to let their voices be heard as well.

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"In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain", he wrote. "Imagine if it was your kids".

In several tweets, Apatow, who last worked with 20th Century Fox on the short-lived series "Undeclared", criticized Fox's owners, the Murdoch family, and said that every Fox employee has to reckon with whom they work for.

Powerful entertainment creators connected to the Fox network recently joined forces to denounce Fox News.

Apatow called on more of those who work with or for Fox to speak out.

Such open criticism of Fox News coming from within Fox's own creative community marks an unusual level of discord within a sprawling media company that has long managed to contain a wide range of dissenting viewpoints. "How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?"

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