‘Family Guy’ actress says Palin has no sense of humor

February 22nd, 2010 by

Sunday’s “Family Guy” episode – in particular, one character, a girl with Down syndrome — outraged former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol. But the actress behind that character, who herself has Down syndrome, thinks the Palins need to lighten up.

In the episode, the girl goes on a date with the recurring character Chris, telling him that her mother is “the former governor of Alaska.” Palin, whose son Trig has Down syndrome, called the creators of the Fox comedy “cruel, cold-hearted people.” Bristol Palin said they were “heartless jerks.”

Andrea Fay Friedman, the actress who gave the animated character her voice, told the New York Times that she was amused by the episode.

“I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm.”
In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life.”

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