Yep, according to Family Guy star Seth MacFarlane, Stewie is conflicted now, but hopefully he’ll come to grips with his truth. Despite the fact that FG is an animated and therefore fictional show, we should all brace ourselves for the protests that are sure to follow this bombshell outing.
“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” MacFarlane, the show’s creator, says in the September issue of Playboy magazine. “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.”
I only have one thing to say to all the right-wing Bible thumpers that will most assuredly arrive in droves after learning of this immoral, animated character: What are you doing reading Playboy interviews?