Seth Green Insists ‘Dads’ Isn’t Racist, It’s Just Comedy

But people who've watched the trailer disagree.

By Jamilah King Sep 19, 2013

FOX’s new sitcom "Dads" has been criticized for its bad racist jokes, but costar Seth Green insists that those critics just don’t have a decent sense of humor. During an "Ask Me Anything" forum on Reddit, Green made his case.

"There have been some groups who through their own cultural sensitivities feel that jokes that we’re making are inappropriate for television, but I don’t think any of those people have really seen the show as a whole and are solely focusing on singular jokes without considering them in the context of the entire show," Green said. Later, he added, "

The creators of the show are smart and clever, and we all grew up loving this kind of TV for being both a mirror to what we’re all going through, and also provocative enough to ask questions about why we behave the way we do."

"Everyone needs to remember, this is a comedy, it’s not about making fun of people but it’s about having fun with the situations these people get into."

"Dads" premieres Tuesday.

(h/t Los Angeles Times)