Sunday's episode of Fox's Family Guy drew condemnation from Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, 2008 V.P. nominee and mother of a special needs baby.
On the show, teenager Chris dates a girl named Ellen who has Down Syndrome and tells him over dinner that her mother is “the former governor of Alaska.”
Sarah Palin, whose son Trig has Down Syndrome, lashed out at Family Guy, which she says “really isn’t funny” and is the work of “cruel, cold-hearted people.”
The Republican politician also involved her teenage daughter Bristol for some reason and plugged her Facebook page a lot in various statements. Whatever.
This and other non-PC Family Guy quotes have drawn ample criticism, but one woman clearly in the corner of the Fox comedy is Andrea Fay Friedman (below).
Sarah Palin might like to hear herself talk more than anyone in history think Family Guy is offensive and hurtful, but this voice actress is sticking by the controversial show.
The 39-year-old actress and public speaker - who voiced Ellen on the Family Guy episode - has Down syndrome herself, and says that it's okay to laugh.
We didn't see that coming. She emailed this to the New York Times:
"I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line 'I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska' was very funny.
I think the word is 'sarcasm.' In my family we think that laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life."
Hard to argue with that ... or is it? Whose side are you on?