Judd Apatow urges Fox stars to speak out against network's coverage of Donald Trump's immigration policy
Los Angeles: Filmmaker Judd Apatow called on those associated with Fox to speak out against the company for its news coverage of US president Donald Trump's administrations immigration policy, which is leading to the separation of parents and children at the US-Mexico border.
In a series of tweets, Apatow condemned mass media company 21st Century Fox as well as CEO Rupert Murdoch and his family, reports variety.com.
"AG Jeff Sessions is a f***ing kidnapper! The Murdoch's support these policies! Where are the Fox stars and executives speaking up? Imagine if it was your kids. Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox? How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?" Apatow tweeted.
He is a fucking kidnapper! The Murdoch’s support these policies ! Where are the Fox stars and executives speaking up?! Imagine if it was your kids. Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox? How can you remain silent when they promote these policies? https://t.co/jrPVKrxK6n
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 18, 2018
Apatow explained in another tweet that he stopped working with Fox after his sitcom Undeclared was cancelled after one season in 2002.
I haven’t worked with Fox since 2002. That family promotes evil ideas and greed and corruption. We all choose who to work with. I understand why that is easier for some than others but many powerful people are powerful enough to speak up to their bosses at a moment like this. https://t.co/8NtsqsR8Xj — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 18, 2018
"That's exactly what I said. Everyone can't stand up to their bosses but many people who work at Fox are in powerful positions and can say they do not support the networks support for evil policies," Apatow tweeted in response to one user who questioned whether or not he was making a blanket judgment of Fox employees.
Apatow praised Seth MacFarlane after the Family Guy creator called out Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson over the weekend for encouraging his audience to distrust other news networks.
In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe shit, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company. https://t.co/kC7MPYxdgZ
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 16, 2018
Hours after Apatow's comments were made, Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan wrote, "Let me officially join Seth MacFarlane in saying I'm disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with Fox News. This bullshit is the opposite of what Modern Family stands for."
Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I’m disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews. This bullshit is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for. https://t.co/dnvIbgoIyA — Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) June 19, 2018
The border policy has received widespread condemnation from various public figures, including former US first lady Laura Bush.
Updated Date: Jun 20, 2018 10:39:47 IST