Here's another reason to be mad at Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane's show Family Guy decided to campaign for the Emmys by spoofing Girls and making light of one of that show's most controversial scenes in order to make a point about Family Guy's outsider status.
The ad, which Michael O'Connell of The Hollywood Reporter says runs in the June 21 issue of the magazine, features Family Guy characters Brian, Quagmire, Peter and Joe taking the place of Jessa, Marnie, Hannah and Shoshanna in the season one Girls poster. That in itself would be silly, but fine. What really pushes the boundaries of good taste on the ad is the tagline on top: "Here's A Load of Comedy to Shoot on Your Chest."
For Girls fans the reference is immediately obvious. In the ninth episode of the season, titled "On All Fours," the character of Adam has sex with his then-girlfriend Natalia that begins with him asking her to crawl on her hands and knees and ends with him ejaculating on her chest. The episode set off a debate about whether the encounter was rape. Recently the Los Angeles Times asked series creator Lena Dunham, who shared writing credit on the episode with Jenni Konner, what she intended, and she said it's "hard for [her] to answer" the question of whether what Adam did was rape but defended her decision to show semen on Natalia's chest. "A moment like that, which is so humiliating to Natalia, wouldn't be visceral enough unless you show the offending substance," she said.