By Nicole Drum
Seth MacFarlane Family Guy does not shy away from headlines and the episode from the previous night was no exception. The animated series hit a headline on hollywood badual misconduct with a pointy reference by Kevin Spacey.
In the episode "Crimes and Meg & # 39; s Behavior", Meg begins to drink as a way to increase her popularity during her senior year of high school. At a party, he drinks several beers, casually throwing the empty ones over his shoulder, telling his companions "what can I say, I'm full of surprises like the end of The Usual Suspects ". The show moves towards Meg watching the end of The Usual Suspects with his parents, where his father, Peter, declares the "truth" about Spacey's Kaizer Soze.
"Wait, was I gay all the time?" Peter says.
The joke refers to Spacey's response to Anthony Rapp's claim that Spacey made badual advances when he was only 14 years old in 1986. Spacey received a great reaction for his response in which the actor publicly came out as gay, something that his critics noticed was not related to the accusations to which he was responding. And that's what the joke of Family Guy seems to say: being gay has nothing to do with the accusation, just as it has nothing to do with the turn of The Usual Suspects .
The joke on Sunday night is not the first time that Family Guy has called Spacey over the years. Shortly after the news of Rapp's accusations became known, a clip from the program's fourth season resurfaced in 2005. At the scene, baby Stewie is seen running naked through a shopping mall while shouting "Help! I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement! "
Spacey jokes are not the only times that MacFarlane himself has made veiled abuse references in Hollywood. At this year's Oscars, MacFarlane joked about Harvey Weinstein, joking that the five nominees for Best Supporting Actress "no longer have to pretend they are attracted to Harvey Weinstein." Weinstein was notably dismissed from his production company after accusations of badual misconduct in October.
As for Spacey, he has also faced professional consequences after Rapp's accusations. The actor was suspended from his hit series Netflix House of Cards . The broadcast service also severed links with Spacey, leaving aside his biography of the writer Gore Vidal, Gore as well.
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