Earlier this week, City Council Ed Flynn released a statement regarding the Showtime series SMILF. See below:
In recent weeks, many of my constituents have relayed to me their disgust with Showtime’s TV Show “SMILF” and its depiction of the people of South Boston. The proud mothers I know from Southie, who work so hard for their families and our community, have told me they find it unwatchable as it is a degrading, crude and inaccurate portrayal of their life in the neighborhood. At the same time, I noticed advertisements for the show featured at bus shelters around the city. I’m tired of Hollywood making a profit off of these abysmal shows that in no way capture the real lives, character and contributions of the people of South Boston. As a result, I reached out to officials from the City of Boston and they have kindly agreed to remove these advertisements. Thank you to those of you that brought this to my attention.
Well, Frankie Shaw – writer and star of SMILF responded with a powerful statement on Facebook.
We are hoping that Flynn takes Shaw up on her offer to watch the series with her. We are also hoping that Shaw takes up our offer to be on our Podcast with Flynn to discuss the controversy. Can’t we all just get along?
On Sunday, Family Guy creator, writer and actor Seth MacFarlane weighed in.