August 13th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Newsflash! A major celebrity has been outed! You probably could’ve called this one.
In an interview with Playboy magazine, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane finally confirmed one of the biggest is-he-or-isn’t-he’s of the past few years.
Stewie Griffin: Yep, he’s gay.
Some more deets from MacFarlane himself:
“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out… It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination… But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.”
Wow! It’s nice to get some affirmation. Think of all the closeted cartoon characters out there! From Peppermint Patty from Peanuts and Smithers on The Simpsons, to Velma from Scooby Doo and a whole shizzton of Smurfs, the rumor mill has been churnin’ for years.
What do you think of the news? Surprised? Pleased? Disappointed? Disinterested? I’m here to listen.