Aleck Sulkin Says Sorry
A writer for the US animated comedy program Family Guy has apologized after a joke linking Japan’s massive quake-tsunami disaster to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The reference to imperial Japan’s sneak attack on US forces in Hawaii, which killed around 2,500 people, set off a storm of criticism over the Internet.
Sulkin apologized on Sunday and deleted the message, explaining that he wrote it when he believed the death toll was lower.
Yesterday death toll = 200. Today = 10,000. I am sorry for my insensitive tweet. It’s gone, he wrote.
Family Guy, an animated series about an American family, is known for its controversial humor including story lines about incest.