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Fox pulls ‘Family Guy’ episode picturing mass deaths at Boston Marathon
Fox has pulled an episode of the hit animated series “Family Guy,” that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon.
The episode, first aired on March 17, features the show’s character, Peter Griffin, unknowingly befriending a terrorist who is planning to blow up a bridge. In an unrelated scene, Peter is reminiscing about how he won a former Boston Marathon by mowing over runners in his car.
“I’ll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it,” he says, “and when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.’
He is then illustrated driving his car across the finish line with a trail of bloody carnage behind him, the Daily Mail reports.
The clip has was edited and circulated heavily among internet conspiracy theorists.
“The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted Tuesday. “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”
The episode has since been removed from both Fox and Hulu’s websites and it will not run again on the network.
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