Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

'Modern Family' creator joins Judd Apatow, Seth MacFarlane in condemning Fox News

Modern Family Co-Creator Steve Levitan Is ‘Disgusted’ to Work With Fox

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Modern Family showrunner Steve Levitan are among some of the stars speaking out about Fox Studios following a Fox News broadcast. "This (B.S.) is the opposite of what #Modern Family stands for".

"In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain", he wrote.

"This is fringe s-, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company", MacFarlane tweeted in relation to a Fox News segment in which Tucker Carlson told viewers to believe the opposite of what the media reports.

"Family Guy"/"The Orville" star Seth MacFarlane was the first powerful Fox-employed celebrity to speak out, tweeting that he's "embarrassed" to work for Fox.

Steven Levitan, the co-creator of sitcom Modern Family said he would no longer work with the company when the show comes to and end.

Levitan echoed MacFarlane's sentiments on Monday night after Laura Ingraham described child detention centres as "essentially summer camps" on her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle.

"Modern Family" has always been the highest-rated comedy on ABC - entering its 11th season this fall - and its syndicated repeats are a staple of Fox-owned TV stations and cable's USA Network. But he later backed off that proclamation, saying in a statement released through his agent: "I have great respect and admiration for Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Peter Rice, and everyone at 20th Century Fox Studios who have all treated me so well for nearly two decades".

Representatives for Fox News and the Fox television studio declined to comment.

Coverage of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which has resulted in separations of undocumented parents and their children, is ramping up in America, and conservative outlet Fox News' coverage of the policy has come under fire by several celebrities who have been affiliated with the network.

Now Judd Apatow is coming forward to urge other Fox talent to speak out against Fox News' coverage, blasting the right-leaning cable news network in a series of tweets.

Feig, who helmed the 2016 Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy, which was distributed by 20th Century Fox, tweeted that he "cannot condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children".

James Gunn, the director of Guardians Of The Galaxy, said he would not work for Fox until there is a change at the news division.

Actor Adam Scott, who now stars in Fox's Ghosted, also chastised Fox News following Ingraham's summer camp comparison. The parent company is also in the midst of selling off a large chunk of its entertainment assets, which have received bids from Disney and Comcast.

Both Ingraham and fellow anchor Sean Hannity - seen as one of Trump's closest unofficial aides - have been hit by advertiser boycotts.

"Modern Family", which highlights themes of diversity and acceptance, is heading into its tenth season this fall, The sitcom airs on ABC but is produced by 20th Century Fox TV: anentity of 21st Century Fox, which also owns Fox News.

Added Baxter: "Yes, they get good ratings and there's a certain segment of the audience that watches".

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