‘Family Guy‘ is known for its smart aleck humor and crass jokes. However, an episode from April 2021 that’s resurfaced has left a bad taste in the mouths of many people. The animated sitcom mocked the homicide of rapper Nipsey Hussle in an episode called “Young Parent Trap.” The episode aired two years after Hussle‘s death (March 2019), even so, this week the clip resurged and went viral on social media. After hearing his children’s plans to attend “Quachella,” Peter Griffin says in the scene: “Ahh, a music festival.” Chris, Peter’s son, snarkily replies: “They’re gonna have holograms of 2Pac and also Nipsey Hussle, who I’d never heard of and then was told to care immensely about.”
On Tuesday (Jan 24), a tweet shed light on Family Guy‘s joke regarding the demise of Nipsey Hussle and it accrued more than 50,000 likes. Nipsey Hussle fans expressed fury and disgust over the clip, and hopped on social media to speak their minds about the saucy cartoon. One user posted: “The fact that Family Guy disrespected Nipsey Hussle. Just shows me why I never really took that show serious to begin with.” Someone else tweeted: “Nipsey catching strays on family guy!?? Never did fu*k wit that show.”
Another Twitter user chimed in: “That Nipsey joke on Family Guy was corny bcuz Nipsey didn’t even make music for that crowd.” Naturally, there were some folks online that felt the opposite about Family Guy‘s ‘Nipsey Hussle death’ joke. A self deemed “huge Nipsey fan” on Twitter actually supported Family Guy by pointing out that the cartoon zings “everyone” and is widely known for this sort of witticism. The user tweeted: “As a huge Nipsey fan, its Family Guy and its what they do. If they did it only to a select people id be annoyed but they do that to everybody. The biggest issue I have with Family Guy is that it stopped being funny years ago.”
On March 31, 2019, Nipsey Hussle was shot at least 10 times while standing in the parking lot of his store (The Marathon) in South Central Los Angeles. 29-year-old Eric Holder, also known as Sh*tty Cuz, confronted the “Double Up” rapper earlier that day, left the scene, returned shortly after and opened fired on him. Two days later, Holder was apprehended and charged with murder. In July 2022, Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder.
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