As people all over the world were grieving for the victims of Friday's earthquake and resulting tsunamis in Japan, the scriptwriter for the hit series "Family Guy" sent his 162,000 Twitter followers a truly disgraceful comment.
As reported by Bleeding Cool Saturday:
Nonetheless, when a particularly tasteless tweet started rolling around the web last night, and I found out it had been written by Family Guy scriptwriter Alec Sulkin, I wasn’t too surprised. Here’s what he said:
If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google “Pearl Harbor death toll”.
Apparently Sulkin, aka @thesulk, took a lot of heat for this comment as he has since taken it down and offered his followers an apology: "Yesterday death toll = 200. Today = 10 thousand. I am sorry for my insensitive tweet. It's gone."
But that was followed by: "If you wanna feel better about the floods in New Jersey, google 'MTV's Jersey Shore'."
Maybe that one's funnier and less callous, but it does seem to diminish the sincerity of his apology, wouldn't you agree?
For the record, Sulkin's Wikipedia page confirms his "insensitive tweet."
It also reports that he once dated vulgarian comedienne Sarah Silverman.
Explains a lot, as Silverman herself has a history of offensive tweets.
As NewsBusters reported last year, "Standup comic and New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Silverman joked on Twitter that widows of the Sept. 11 attacks 'give the best handjobs' on Oct. 6, attributing the quote to pseudonymous 19th century author and satirist Mark Twain."
Too bad Silverman and Sulkin broke up.
They seem made for each other.