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Stewie Griffin finally addressed his sexuality on 'Family Guy'

The infant opened up to a therapist voiced by Sir Ian McKellen.

2018-03-19

Family Guy's Stewie Griffin has finally addressed his sexuality. 

It was revealed last month that the youngest member of the Griffin family would open up about his sexuality after visiting a therapist, voiced by Ian McKellen.

The episode, entitled 'Send in Stewie, Please, aired Stateside on Sunday night (March 18) and saw Stewie discuss his feelings for another boy after having pushed him down a flight of stairs, Newsbusters reports. 

The one-year-old baby told McKellen's therapist: "I only pushed Tyler down the stairs because I like him and I'm afraid he won't like me back.

"And not like him, like him. I'm not gay. This whole thing isn't because I'm gay so calm down, I can already see you licking your chops. I'm sure you live for the 'coming out' sessions." 

Stewie continued: "If anything I'm less gay than I used to be. Not that anybody at this school would care. But do I think Grant Gustin and I would make the most adorable Instagram couple? Yes, yes we would."

He added: "Grant Gustin plays The Flash on the CW if you were wondering because, you know most people over 70 probably don't know who he is. Think young Anthony Perkins." 

The cartoon infant - renowned for his British accent and sometimes muderous tendancies - then hinted that he may be sexually fluid, saying: "Anyway, fluid is something I hear being tossed around. But I'm confident in my heterosexuality. That's a word right?"

While his sexuality was left uncertain, Stewie later came out as 'American', admitting that his British accent isn't real and revealing what his real voice sounds like. 

Gary Janetti, who wrote the episode, told the Daily Beast that the episode is an important moment in a longer journey for Stewie.

"Stewie's extremely intelligent. When he walks into the room, within a second he identifies that therapist as gay. And the way he acknowledges that is when he says to him that this isn't a coming out session and I'm sure you lick your chomps every time you get one of those."

He added: "I'm not being defensive, but... I think he's seeing an opportunity to say, 'This isn't easy. What you think this is going to be, it's not. It's not as actualised.'"