Posted: 26 September, 2014
by Web Guy Brett
Have The Simpsons Gone Too Far With This Rape Joke?
Even before it has aired, The Simpsons-Family Guy episode is already causing controversy for an included rape joke.
In one of the scenes from the episode, Bart is showing Stewie how he makes hoax calls to Moe the bartender.
The "Offensive" Joke
Moe: "Moe’s Tavern, Moe speaking."
Bart: "Uh yeah, I’m looking for a friend, last name Ki-Bum, first name Lee?"
Moe: "Hang on I’ll check, hey guys do I got a Lee Ki-Bum, do I got a Lee Ki-Bum?"
Then it's time for Stewie to have a go.
Stewie: "Hello Moe, your sister’s being raped," hanging up the phone right away.
After hanging up, he asks Bart, "is that one?"
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Family Guy fans know that this is hardly as controversial as the show can get, but it has upset the advocacy group Parents Television Council.
"I was blown out of my shoes when I saw the scene with the rape joke in it," spokeperson Tim Winter said. "It really troubled me."
"We don’t mock certain groups because we realise that it is highly insensitive and morally wrong. Why wouldn’t we do the same thing about sexual assault?"
However, Katherine Hull Flifet from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network said she didn't find it offensive at all.
"I think the show is making it clear that rape is not funny by how they are positioning the joke. It’s my hope that would be the viewers’ takeaway," Flifet said.
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