4:40 pm EDT, June 19, 2018

‘Modern Family’ creator says he’s leaving 21st Century Fox in protest of Fox News

Steve Levitan isn’t pleased with Fox News’ coverage of the Trump administration.

In a trio of surprising tweets on Tuesday, the Modern Family creator and executive producer said that he can no longer accept his parent company 21st Century Fox allowing Fox News to continue pedaling “conspiracy theories and Trump’s lies.”

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Levitan confirms that he will no longer work with Fox Studios once he’s finished with Modern Family.

Modern Family has been enormously successful, so Levitan won’t have a hard time finding another studio to work for.

In recent weeks, the Trump administration and Fox News have been supporting the separation of children from families who attempt to cross the U.S./Mexico border. The order, which Trump enacted in April, has caused mass outrage on both the left and right.

Levitan isn’t the only Fox employee who’s concerned about Fox News. Over the weekend, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane voiced concern over Fox News host Tucker Carlson telling his viewers that Fox is the only place they should get their news from. MacFarlane responded by making a $2 million donation to NPR, and a $500,000 donation to NPR Los Angeles station KPCC.

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