Modern Family Creator: I’m Leaving Fox Over Network’s Coverage of Child Migrant Separation


Modern Family Co-Creator and Executive Producer Steve Levitan announced Tuesday he will leave the show in the future, outraged over Fox News’ promotion of the Trump administration and its agenda.

“I look forward to seeing Modern Family through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere,” he said.

Levitan, who has joined Seth McFarlane and Judd Apatow in his strong criticism of the news channel, said that Fox “has been a wonderful home for most of my career,” but realizes there are others who, while concerned, are not “in the position to speak out.”

Levitan added that he doesn’t mind conservative views when they are based on facts; however, he feels “Fox News’ 23-hour-a-day support of the NRA, conspiracy theories and Trump’s lies gets harder to swallow every day,” especially since he’s worked on a show marked by diversity and inclusion.

Levitan began expressing anger following the airing of Laura Ingraham‘s Fox News program Monday night, during which she likened immigrant detention centers to “summer camps” and “boarding schools,” arguing that children are treated well, despite being separated from their families upon crossing the southern border.

Mediaite reached out to Fox News. They declined to comment.

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