Patrick Warburton, the Voice of Joe Swanson, Refuses to Apologize for ‘Family Guy’ Jokes Anymore

Patrick Warburton, the Voice of Joe Swanson, Refuses to Apologize for 'Family Guy' Jokes Anymore
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When you hear the name Seth MacFarlane, you’ll probably know that you’re in for some borderline humor that does hit the spot but not always in the way you’d expect. MacFarlane is funny, which cannot be denied, but his humor has been divisive from the very beginning. Whether it’s Ted, his Oscar hosting gig, or his most famous work, the adult animated series Family Guy, MacFarlane certainly knows how to draw attention to himself. The latter series has, despite all the praise directed at it, often been criticized for its humor and how it tends to take things too far, especially when sensitive social issues are concerned.

Now, this report isn’t about MacFarlane directly, but it is about another Family Guy character, the paraplegic macho police officer Joe Swanson, who is voiced by one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces and voices, Patrick Warburton. The humor of Family Guy is often controversial, and while the actor has often apologized for it, in a recent interview with Fox, he said that he has stopped apologizing for it.

Patrick Warburton is definitely a brand name when television is concerned. His previous roles include that of David Puddy on Seinfeld, the title character on The Tick, Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect, Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement and Lemony Snicket on A Series of Unfortunate Events. Aside from Swanson, he has also voiced numerous other characters including Sheriff Bronson Stone in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove, Buzz Lightyear in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Brock Samson in The Venture Bros.

The actor is best known for his comedy work, which is why he was approached to join Family Guy as well. And while he does like working on the series, Warburton often had to apologize for the show’s sometimes over-the-top humor, but during a recent interview with Fox, the actor has confirmed that he has stopped apologizing for the show’s jokes:

“I used to apologize for being on ‘Family Guy,’ and I apologize no more because this world is in horrible need of satire. Everybody takes themselves too seriously, and… I think in many ways become an overwhelming mess. But we need humor in our lives, and we need love and humor, acceptance. It’s all rather simple.”

Source: Fox News

All of this is actually a reflection on the cancel culture and whether there should be a limit to comedy and expressing oneself. Warburton obviously thinks that the cancel culture has gone too far and has taken his stance on the issue, as he refuses to apologize anymore. Do you agree? We would like to hear your opinions on the issue!

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