Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

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

On Tuesday, Levitan upped the ante, tweeting that he "looks forward to seeing #ModernFamily through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere".

Steve Levitan, co-creator of Modern Family, which is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, wants to make it clear that he does not support another arm of Fox's business.

Levitan, 56, pointed to comments by host Laura Ingraham that child-detention centers were "essentially summer camps".

Levitan later backtracked, expressing respect for senior Fox group executives Peter Rice, Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

Now other comedy producers in film and television who have worked with 20th Century Fox are following suit.

Both Disney and Comcast are battling right now to acquire some of 21st Century Fox's assets, which would include MacFarlane's various lowbrow tv shows including Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show, but not Fox News or the Fox broadcast network. "I think this is the POV of nearly every artist/writer/actor working with the entertainment division at FOX, which is progressive and open minded, but brought down by the despicable news division", she tweeted.

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Seth MacFarlane just put his money where his mouth is when it comes to reporting the news.

Of Carlson's comments, MacFarlane tweeted, "In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain".

But internal tensions have boiled over in the wake of Fox News' coverage of the Trump administration and its policies toward immigration.

Apatow also spoke up on Monday. Apatow took the message a step further, though, calling on other creators and performers who have deals with Fox News to let their voices be heard as well.

"The Orville" star's philanthropy comes on the heels of MacFarlane decrying Fox News over the weekend for "fringe" tactics that make him "embarrassed" to work for the larger company.

One of the entertainers who has been most outspoken about the injustices of the Trump era-and that is a stiff competition-is Judd Apatow, who created or co-created Fox shows such as Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, and made recent movies for Fox, including Spy. "How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?"

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