Despite the minor backlash, creator and Democrat Seth MacFarlane has bashed the Trump administration, once again using the show’s Emmy bid.
Rather than portray Peter Griffin as Trump, the overweight character wears the blue, red, and white outfit Kellyanne Conway wore to the inauguration ceremony.
Above the characters head, a joke lambasting Conway’s ‘alternative facts’ comments, reading: ‘Alternative fact: we are the smartest comedy on Television’. See below, via Deadline.
Conway was recently mocked by Saturday Night Live, who asked in one sketch Where in the world is Kellyanne Conway?, the pundit having been missing from TV screens for some time.
However, Conway recently reappeared, answering questions on CNN regarding Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey.
Last year, Family Guy’s Emmy bid pictured Griffin as Trump alongside the message: “As long as we’re voting for loud dumbmouths, can I get an Emmy?”
Following the mailer’s release, the show’s Facebook page was overrun with critical comments, many aimed at MacFarlane, such as “Seth MacFarlane is a liberal socialist douche”.