"I look forward to seeing #ModernFamily through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere". "So many incredible people there who share the concerns about Fox News but aren't in the position to speak out". "For now, I will take some time to see where those people land, and at that point, make a decision about my future", he said in a statement. "Just blindly obey Fox News" MacFarlane wrote Saturday in response to a tweet from CNN's Brian Stelter, who quoted Carlson's plea.
On Sunday, Fox News contributor Ann Coulter described the detained migrant children as "child actors weeping and crying" and urged U.S. President Donald Trump, "Do not fall for it, Mr. President".
A representative for Fox News did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
Paul Feig, who directed 20th Century Fox comedies Spy and The Heat, retweeted Levitan's message and added, "I have made two films for 20th Century Fox and love the people in the movie and TV divisions".
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Mark Meadows issued a statement shortly after Trump's tweet that reaffirmed he was "very supportive" of Sanford's re-election bid. The hosts were discussing Donald Trump critic Mark Sanford's defeat Tuesday in South Carolina's first congressional district.
Judd Apatow, the producer and writer behind "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin", also has criticized the news channel on Twitter - and called on others in the entertainment industry to speak out against it. Last November, he switched agencies from WME to CAA, as he started negotiations on a potential new overall deal with Fox TV. Apatow tweeted Monday. "Imagine if it was your kids". On Monday, June 18, The Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham advocated for President Trump's immigration policy that has separated thousands of families at the border, however it was her wording in particular that pushed viewers over the edge.
"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.
On Tuesday, MacFarlane made a $US2 million donation to National Public Radio and a $US500,000 donation to Los Angeles-area NPR station KPCC. "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.