Like South Park and The Simpsons, Family Guy often offers commentary on pop culture and modern, relevant issues. Sometimes this comes off as hilarious but others it seems pretty tone deaf. Case in point, this year's Thanksgiving episode, which poked fun at an "awkward family dinner" between Woody Allen and Ronan Farrow, hinting that Farrow isn't Allen's son but Frank Sinatra's.
When Family Guy went after big shots who have been called out recently for sexual misconduct years before the public became aware of said misconduct, fans just assumed that MacFarlane and company were clairvoyant. Not so; they, like many other people in Hollywood, had heard rumors, which fueled the story lines.
As crude and sexist as Family Guy can be, the show often offers commentary on current events, celebrities and social issues that many viewers tune in just to see. In a recent episode titled "Three Directors," the three are asked to tell the same story but through their own lense. It was entertaining enough, but when Peter asks Lois what she thought and she said the entire episode stank, she wasn't really wrong. The development and jokes weren't stellar or anything, even though there were some laughs to be had.
I don't care what Jim Jeffries or Louis CK says. Sexual assault is never funny. The jokes they make aren't funny because they really happen to people every day. It's not only tone deaf but it's lazy comedy. Anyone can make fun of people who are hurt and not care.