MacFarlane: Some media exaggerate political correctness

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 9:53 AM
MacFarlane: Some media exaggerate political correctness

NEW YORK (AP) — "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.

"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."

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