Sarah Palin strongly criticized an episode of Fox's series Family Guy on Tuesday for mocking her youngest son Trig.
The episode that Palin slammed aired on Monday and featured the character Chris falling for a girl with Down syndrome. When they are in a date and Chris asks her what her parents do she replies, My dad's an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.
Palin, the former Alaska governor, said the show felt like another kick in the gut, according to a post on her Facebook page. Her youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.
Instead of commenting further, Palin wrote the reaction of one of her daughters, Bristol.
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. All they proved is that they're heartless jerks, Bristol said, according to the post.