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Stewie Griffin is GAY

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Seth McFarlane has come out to Playboy about the Family Guy’s character.

“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.”

The issue is on stands tomorrow.

Read more:http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/08/13/2009-08-13_seth_macfarlane_outs_baby_stewie_in_family_guy_hes_gay_macfarlane_says_in_playbo.html#ixzz0OC6JoMXn

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August 14, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Thought on CNN’s Black in America 2

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CNN has decided that the first Black in America wasn’t enough, so it hashed out a sequel. I don’t really remember much of the first series, but it raised my interest 1) because I’m black and 2) I live in America. “What did CNN know about me, that I didn’t” I thought to myself before viewing the two part series.  From watching it, not much. It wasn’t so much that it wasn’t a well thought out television series, it was more that it wasn’t exactly what I had expected from it. For some odd reason, I was thinking that they would have polls and data about black people and I guess a timeline of “the black man’s rising.” Instead, it was show that followed a couple of black families and showed their stories,but not my story.

So here comes round 2, I’m definitely aware of what I am walking into, but still not because remember I forgot what the first one was about. As I sat on my couch and opened up a bag of popcorn, I was suddenly drawn into the 1 hour program (it was in fact 2 hour, but i didn’t feel like I would connect with the 2nd story so I stopped half-way). It was the tale of a group of kids from the less celebritized portions of New York and how their life had come to a sort of crossroads. Even though all these kids were in school and had no criminal problems, they had a lot to overcome being from inner city Brooklyn New York.  One example was Latoya Massie who seemed to be an average middle schooler, but was once homeless with her mother who had disabilities and now they were receiving aid from the government to afford to live in their Brooklyn. Her and some fellow students were given the opportunity to travel to South Africa for “Journey for Change” a youth empowerment program set up by activist Malaak Compton-Rock (Chris Rock’s wife).

It was touching to see how viewing other families who were less fortunate than them gave them the drive to want to help more. They went to several homes of families who were affected by aids and others who didn’t have enough money to buy books and uniforms to go to school. Soledad O’Brian did an excellent job with the portrayel of growth amongst the youngsters, but in the end there wasn’t a happy send off. Although, Latoya Massie  had left South Africa with a new vision and began excelling in classes, the other children had not yet unleashed that spark that they received through the program.

In the end, it kind of made me question on whether or not it was worth it. The whole point of the “Journey for Change” program was to inspire these kids do want to do more than just hope for a basketball scholarship or to just manage in life; it was to create future leaders. It’s still premature to say that program wasn’t able to affect these kids, but it was slightly disheartening to watch the end results.