Patrick Warburton, Voice Of Joe Swanson, Refuses To Apologise For Family Guy’s Humour

Patrick Warburton, who plays Joe Swanson in Family Guy, has admitted he will not apologise for the shows controversial comedy.

Family Guy has been running for years, and it’s safe to say that the show is jam-packed with jokes.

The series was released in 1999, and Seth McFarlane wrote, animated, produced, and provided voice acting for it.

The series told the story of the Griffin family, which included bumbling patriarch Peter, his upper-class wife Lois, his daughter Meg, and his 2 sons Chris and baby Stewie, as well as their talking dog, Brian.

The show was full of pop-culture references, celebrity voices, and funny jokes.

It became such a hit that McFarlane won an Emmy Award in 2000 for his voice-over performance as baby Stewie.

Sadly, the show came to an end in 2003, only to be brought back 2 years later after record DVD sales and a successful run on Cartoon Network, which prompted Fox to order new episodes.

Since its finale, Family Guy has been marked as offensive to some viewers because of its adult content. Many jokes in the show have cause uproar on social media, with some finding them too much. 

However, it seems voice actor Patrick Warburton, who plays the wheelchair bound police officer Joe Swanson, has had enough of apologising for the animated comedy. 

“I used to apologize for being on Family Guy, and I apologise no more because this world is a horrible native satire,” Warburton told Fox News.

“Everybody takes themselves too seriously, and… I think in many ways become an overwhelming mess.

“But we need humor in our lives, and we need love and humor, acceptance. It’s all rather simple.”

Despite this, Warburton did reach his limit when it came to one joke in particular…

According to The Huffington Post, the voice actor admitted in an interview with Josh Zepps, that one joke critical of Christianity caused him to skip a whole episode.

“It was something that was so offensive that I said, ‘If that’s in the show, I can’t do this episode. … Put it in another f***ing episode that I’m not in,’” he said.

“We all wonder if we have a line that can be crossed, and I just discovered there is actually a line with me.”

His comments about the show have caused a lot of fans to speak out, with one social media user writing: “Good. Family Guy is one of my top favourite shows for this exact reason. They’ve always made fun out of anyone, doesn’t matter who. And you know what? It’s funny. It’s a show that’s not meant to be taken seriously.”

While another commented: “Everyone needs to realize that not everything is going to be their cup of tea and leave it at that. All this sensitivity is ridiculous.”

“People are so focused on being offended that they forget to laugh and enjoy things. If you dont like something dont watch it lol,” a third added.

Another said: “It’s a cartoon show…ffs. Love family guy, it’s so funny. Some people need to get a life or a sense of humor.”

What do you make of his comments?

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