Fox has removed a recent episode of “Family Guy’ that depicts people being killed at the Boston Marathon from its website and on Hulu.com
In the episode, the main character, Peter Griffin, is asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance at the marathon. A flashback shows Peter mowing down runners with his car.
“I’ll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it,” Griffin says. “And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.”
Later he befriends a terrorist who was plotting to blow up a bridge, though Peter didn’t know about those plans.
Show creator Seth MacFarlane has come out criticizing two edited clips of the show that are circulating on the internet that show the two scene next to each other incorrectly making a person watching think the show “predicted” the Boston Marathon Bombings yesterday.
MacFarlane Tweeted, “The edited `Family Guy’ clip currently circulating is abhorrent”.