Sarah Palin called the recent Family Guy episode that poked fun of Down Syndrome a “kick in the gut.” The episode featured a female character who explains that her father is an accountant and her mother is the former governor of Alaska – a clear reference to the Palin family. Palin’s youngest son has Down Syndrome.
According to the AP, Palin’s daughter, Bristol wrote the following on her mother’s Facebook page:
“When you’re the son or daughter of a public figure, you have to develop thick skin. My siblings and I all have that, but insults directed at our youngest brother hurt too much for us to remain silent,” she is quoted as saying.
“If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed,” Bristol Palin added in the Monday posting. “All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks.”
Here is the clip of that episode.