August 14th, 2009
08:37 AM ET

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Stewie from Family Guy

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane says that the character of Stewie is gay, according to The Los Angeles Times.

"We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” MacFarlane told Playboy in an interview. "But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old."

MacFarlane also revealed that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and former Bush administration strategist Karl Rove are set to play themselves on a future episode of the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Limbaugh previously made a cameo on the show in 2007.

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  1. Cynthia


    There was also an episode where he exhibited a tendency towards playing downhome bluegrass, does that make him a hillbilly?

    I wish people like you wouldn't get their panties in a bunch over a cartoon.

    August 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RJ

    Hey Cynthia Knowlton: Have you ever heard of CONTINUITY?

    It isn't rational to give us dozens of incidents where Stewie exhibits blatantly hetero behavior, and then announce he's gay.

    I just wish people like you were brighter.

    August 14, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. charlene g

    oh yeah we had our speculations about stewie( olive juice you too) not that much of a suprise, but hey its all good.

    August 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dodecadude

    Stewie is omni-sexual, girls, boys, dogs, S&M, bondage. He just wants to feel loved, it doesn't matter who he gets it from, or how.

    August 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rob

    Holy crap! I don't know what's worse some of you d-bags' reactions to such a silly issue or the fact that I actually sat here and read every last one of them. I want the last 10 minutes of my life back! LOL!!!

    August 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eric

    Stewie....Gay? , NO WAY, REALLY !!!

    August 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cynthia Knowlton

    RJ and Hildy: Did you not read the story? Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, is the one who said that Stewie is gay. This is not an analysis, and no one is speculating. MacFarlane is presenting this as fact.

    And, anyway, what does it matter? It's a cartoon! I just wish people would work on their reading comprehension!!

    August 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stephanie

    Love the show. Love Stewie. Even better is the fact that he straddles the fence. Jokes can go both ways (no pun intended) and still be hilarious. Keep up the good work!

    August 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RahStar

    I always thought he was bi-sexual. He was in love with his babysitter until she invited her boyfriend over, he loved the little blond haired actress, he always had sexy parties with ladies running around him. He also made sexual references towards Brian's son, and innuendos towards men. I guess he was covering it up all along. I love this show. Stewie is the star. Love him!

    August 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ripedia

    Stewie always struck me as bisexual due to his many attractions to both males and females.

    August 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jason

    when asked how Stewie felt about his newly discovered sexuality, he said "I feel right Brian, I feel right." – end quote!

    August 14, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. l2picture

    if you all put your glasses on you could see that hes looking at something out the window.

    August 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jason

    BRiley- you are reading way too much into a cartoon drawing. Read the story again, it only made it to the "script phase", so that animation is not from the episode in which he comes out. Besides, it's a cartoon- get over it.

    August 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SGreenburg

    Cut. Print. Gay.

    August 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cj

    B. Riley.... are you some kind of crap starter? I mean jeez you see a picture on the internet and automatically wanna say "oh well y would they pick that picture??!! they are implying that its bad to come out!!! .... grow up! maybe they chose that picture bc for some wierd reason they knew you would be on here reading this and now they are pissed that you would ASSUME they were bashing you.

    August 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Hildy

    What do these people know? Stewie is a baby and a cartoon character to boot!! This is a waste of journalistic time. To have these analysts studying cartoons and propogandising their findings is taking away from the enjoyment of them. Let's just ignore these cretins and sit back and laugh!!!

    August 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bebe

    i already knew he was gay...

    August 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. kate

    I think it's better to leave it vague – with Stewie flippin gback and forth between being in love with a couple of different girls – and then dressing up as a girl, doing gay song and dance numbers, and making passes at various males and Brian – it's much funnier becuase it's not an answered question

    August 14, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dee

    What a waste of news space!

    August 14, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  20. rob


    August 14, 2009 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  21. Leonard C

    C'mon captain obvious

    August 14, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. runphas7

    Too Too funny!

    August 14, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  23. Vikki56572

    Well, of course Stewie is gay. Who didn't know this?? LOL

    August 14, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  24. R. Stull

    It's not a huge surpise.

    B. Riley: He looks surprised. It's a funny picture. Besides that coming to terms with your sexuality can be a very horrifying experience for some people, so it's not totally off par.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  25. fan

    "I love you, Brian."
    "What was that?"
    "Olive Juice, Brian."
    "Olive Juice?"
    "Olive Juice Too. <3 "

    August 14, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. Shea

    Next in breaking news...Snoop Dogg admits to smoking marijuana...

    August 14, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  27. RJ

    There's been many episodes where Stewie exhibited interest in girls. He does seem rather attached to Brian, but because Brian is a dog, I don't think that means Stewie is gay.

    Besides, to put it in terms Seth MacFarlane can appreciate, a straight Stewie is MUCH funnier than a gay Stewie.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  28. ed

    Limbaugh was on the Star Wars episode

    August 14, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  29. rhoward

    Maybe Stewie looks that way because he just found Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove are going to be on his show.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  30. Telling the truth

    It is.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  31. Melissa

    lol. I figured he was gay. Its all cool.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  32. Jordan

    I thought "news" was supposed to encompass something we don't already know.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  33. K


    August 14, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  34. houle

    Limbaugh and Rove are going to appear on The Family Guy??? They either have a great sense of humor or have never watched the show.
    Way to go Seth!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  35. B. Riley

    What's up with the picture of Stewie looking all horrified? It implies that being gay is a bad thing.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |

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