Internet Falls For "Family Guy Predicted Boston Marathon Attacks" Hoax (Video)

by
Owen Poindexter
A clip of the hilarious and offensive cartoon Family Guy is lighting up the internet, because it supposedly predicts the horrific Boston Marathon attacks yesterday that killed three people and injured over 170.

A clip of the hilarious and offensive cartoon Family Guy is lighting up the internet, because it supposedly predicts the horrific Boston Marathon attacks yesterday that killed three people and injured over 170. Here is the clip (WARNING, BOTH CLIPS HERE SHOW CARTOON VIOLENCE, THE SECOND ONE SHOWS VIOLENCE AT A MARATHON):

Incredible, right? It's the Boston Marathon, he sets off two bombs, seconds apart, and he does it with a cell phone, which is the best guess right now for how the actual attacker did it! Well, yes, that is incredible in the original sense of the word: not easy to believe. Why would setting off bombs from a bar let him win the marathon?

It wouldn't, which ought to have been the first clue that this isn't a real clip. It's two unrelated clips. Here's the real one that references the Boston Marathon:

So, once again, the internet gets in a tizzy over nothing. Let's hope the retraction goes just as viral, so that Seth Macfarlane can continue making offensive comedy in peace.

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