Rights, Responsibilities, and Horse Ejaculation on American Dad
Of course I get the American Family Association’s Action Alert emails. I don’t read them all, but it’s good to have at least an idea of what’s crawled up their ass on any given day. I gleefully report that their current bête noire has no shortage of bête. This morning’s AFA action alert read:
Fox network inserts bestiality into family programming.
Zing! That was an exciting enough headline to put off delay my need for coffee. It turns out that the AFA’s saddle is in a bunch over a scene from Fox’s animated sitcom American Dad. The email claims that “this program’s popularity ranges primarily from children 2-11 years old.”
Fox Broadcasting Company claims that the program airs at 9:30 on Sunday nights: not being a father myself, I have to guess that letting 2-9 year olds watch a warning-riddled cartoon at 9:30 in the evening is a terrible idea. Common sense also says caveat emptor. If you’re bringing this product into your home, it’s your own fault if you don’t like it.
As to rights and responsibilities – anyone has the right to complain publicly about anything. One must feel a sense of responsibility to act on that right. So the American Family Association feels that it is incumbent upon them to discuss horse ejaculation on cartoons. Glad their purview is so lofty.
The following link brings you to the AFA Action Alert itself. There you will find a clip of the entire objectionable scene of “bestiality”. Funny that the people who object to it being shown at 9:30 on a Sunday night leave it online all day every day for anyone to see.
On question: can bestiality exist in a cartoon? I’m not sure it can, as I am not convinced that two-dimensional caricatures count as human. Either way, it’s safe to say that horse semen left a bad taste in the AFA’s mouth.