2012 Emmys: ‘Family Guy’ releases controversial new ad

Shocking?

If you are familiar with “Family Guy’s” past Emmy campaigns for Outstanding Comedy Series, then it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Seth MacFarlane is once again going the controversial route to drum up support.

The ad to the left of this article really speaks for itself in many ways, as it plays off the religious stereotype of television executive being Jewish. It’s predictable, and in this way less funny that the ad last year featuring Stewie in front of an empty trophy case reminding voters that it’s starting to be a little hurtful how they are not receiving any love.

The other ad released for the show is a bit better, mostly in that it shows Stewie making a jab at perennial Emmy darling “Modern Family,” and how voters can just say that they voted for it instead rather than the animated show.

“Family Guy” became the first animated show in 48 years to be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2009, though it came up short of winning the top prize — since that time, it has been shunned and relegated instead to animation-oriented categories.

What do you think about this campaign?

Here's the other ad.

Photo: Fox via Deadline

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