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Seth MacFarlane says Hollywood hates Trump because he’s one of them

Family Guy's Emmy consideration ad from back in May. (Image: Fox)

There are a lot of reasons to dislike Donald Trump, the future president of the United States. (You can find a pretty healthy catalog of them right here.) But Family Guy creator and critic-certified genius Seth MacFarlane has his own theory as to why America’s pop-culture and media figures have turned so viciously against the reality show star: he’s one of them.


MacFarlane hopped on Twitter today to express his opinion that Donald Trump isn’t much different from any number of high-powered dealmakers and executives that have kept Hollywood’s wheels turning—sometimes directly over people’s bodies—for years. “We’ve learned to recognize the blustery showmanship of a lying con man because we encounter it every day in our business,” MacFarlane wrote. “Trump is not of the People. Trump is of Hollywood. That’s the problem.”

This isn’t the first time MacFarlane and his animation empire have gone after Trump in recent months. Family Guy issued a “For Your Consideration” ad to Emmy voters back in May, with idiot man-child Peter Griffin dressed up as the President-Elect and asking, “As long as we’re voting for dumb loudmouths, can I get an Emmy?”

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