Concerned Women for America (CWA) believes American Dad!, an animated program that Fox Broadcasting shows on Sunday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 CT/MT, should be put out to pasture. On January 3, 2010, the episode “Horse Chores” aired, and in it, the character Stan Smith sexually abuses a horse.
This is indecency, and the Fox network should be held accountable.
The American Family Association posted this summary of the scene:
Roger has an injured arm, and tells Stan he must care for their racehorse.
ROGER: “You’re gonna have to do the horse chores…You have to brush the horse’s coat and mane, water and feed it, then give it a full release. You know, give it a happy photo finish. Take the glue out of the factory. Spank his front butt. Grant him a bone loan!”
Later, Stan strokes the horse’s side.
STAN: “Here we go. Just do me a favor and let me know when you’re about to…you know.”
Stan bends down beneath the horse. The horse’s eyes go wide with surprise and pleasure. Stan is shown with fluid spraying in his face, implying that the horse has ejaculated on Stan. The camera pulls back to reveal that Stan is washing himself off with a hose.
This is another blatant attempt by the media to try and normalize pornography. Bestiality, known to most people as cruelty to animals, is a porn fetish and is not normal. In the porn industry, there is also what’s known as the “money shot,” wherein male actors ejaculate on the face and in the eyes of female actresses. Stan suffered the indignity of a “money shot” from the horse, or so American Dad! implied.
In porn the “money shot” degrades women. In American Dad!, it degrades the main character, who is employed by the CIA and a “die-hard Republican and card-carrying NRA member,” according to the American Dad! website.
Children in America often encounter pornography online, sometimes intentionally, but many times unintentionally while trying to do their homework. The average age of first exposure to Internet pornography is 11 years old. Parents try their best to protect them from this, and they should not have to encounter this aberrant behavior while watching network broadcasts during primetime. It’s bad enough this type of indecency is regularly broadcast on the cable networks.
Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, said, “Pornographers and those who are in control of media entertainment are systematically stealing our children’s innocence and robbing our children of their childhood. It is unconscionable that a television program would show bestiality – especially in a program targeted to children and in prime time. Is there no limit to the ways that these programmers pollute our culture and coarsen entertainment? It is getting to the point that parents are increasingly helpless in trying to protect our children from the world around them; we cannot even let our children watch routine programs on the television in our family room without monitoring the content. Many of us feel like we have allowed a monster into our homes, and that monster is attacking the very heart and soul of our children.”
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