Simpsons maker Matt Groening says that he got weight from 21st Century Fox to lay off Fox News after his show parodied the link news organize for being prominent with racists.
Amid a ComicCon board in San Diego on Saturday, Groening played clasps of an energized rendition of President Donald Trump showing up on the Simpsons this year, and after that uncovered that Fox News’ parent organization communicated its disappointment with a joke the show made about the system.
Specifically, the show labeled Fox as “not racist, but No. 1 with racists.”
“Then Bill O’Reilly called us pinheads and look what happened,” Groening joked, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
Despite pressure from 21st Century Fox, however, no one should expect the Simpsons to stop using topical humor anytime soon.
“Our show holds up a Springfield mirror to society, so that never fails to inspire us,” exec producer Matt Selman said during the panel.