Seth MacFarlane brutally rips Phil Robertson and ‘Duck Dynasty’ during acceptance speech

MacFarlane was given the Louis XIII Genius Award during a live telecast of the fifth annual award show, aired on A&E Network, which also airs Robertson’s show “Duck Dynasty.”

Seth MacFarlane, creator of the Emmy Award winning series “Family Guy,” is a pretty outspoken critic of religious fundamentalism along with being a vocal proponent of LGBT rights. During his acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice TV Awards, he took an opportunity to rip into the celebrity daddy of hellfire preachers and homophobes, Phil Robertson.

MacFarlane made the comments after he was given the Louis XIII Genius Award at the fifth annual award show, aired on A&E Network, which also airs Robertson’s show “Duck Dynasty.”

“Let’s not forget I’m being declared a genius on a network that airs ‘Duck Dynasty,’ a show whose cast members believe hurricanes are created by gay marriage,” MacFarlane said. “I wish I was joking.”




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    Antonio Beardall

    June 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm


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    Name required

    June 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I wish the writer of the article understood that if you use quotation marks, you are to include the speaker’s words EXACTLY as spoken, not with words left out.

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    June 2, 2015 at 5:02 am

    You misquoted him. He said, “I wish I were joking.” He used proper grammar. Its rude to make him look like an idiot.

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    Eddy-baby (@EdwardVanBC)

    June 2, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Sorry, but isn’t Seth McFarlane the same guy who is also responsible the most offensively stereotypical trans character (Quagmire’s “Dad” as they always call the trans female character) “Vocal proponent of LGBT rights” my ass.

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    kevin stryke

    June 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    your misquoted seth. he did not say “i wish i was joking”.

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    June 4, 2015 at 12:05 am

    you won award for a stupid cartoon because most american’s are morons,

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    June 4, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Not really much of a ripping if you ask me. He’s voicing his views just like the Robertsons voice theirs. It’s called freedom of speech. America baby!!!

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    Max Bryant

    June 4, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    haters gonna hate hate hate

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    June 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm


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    Linda Martin

    June 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    How many awards have YOU won? Not many I’ll wager.

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    Vern Dwire

    June 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    “Voicing” their opinions is no problem. HAVING those opinions is what is downright ignorant!

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    June 4, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Free speech, and America, only works when citizens are educated. Otherwise you have braying asses – like Robertson.

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    Todd trent

    June 4, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Your a nasty mouth anyhow. Just the opposite of what this country needs. You need to hit your knees and beg for forgiveness and get you some of what Phil Robertson has. Jesus Christ!!!

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    June 7, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Typical response from an elitist. Freedom of speech is only acceptable from certain points of view. If you disagree, your a homophobe,bigot or any other pejorative adjective the can vomit out. If they only looked deeply, they would discover they are truly the hateful, intolerant members of society. They like to who hide behind the 1st amendment, which they probably would like to limit to those who agree with them. Nice.

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    June 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    The fact that Robertson did remind one of a “Braying Ass” reflects only on Robertson, not on the one who points it out. Truth is truth even when you don’t like it.

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    March 27, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Funny Seth would piss in his pants if he ever came face to face with Phil Roberston –thats one tough old wolverine. Seth is a delicate chocolate city boy who atheism is not so much from a reflection of whether there is a creator or not or from wrestling with the ultimate questions but because its fashionable to be one in Hollywood and he’ll do what it takes for fame and money.

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