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Matt Groening, creator of the animated comedy series The Simpsons, led a crowd of superhero enthusiasts Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, in a chant aimed at President Donald Trump.
“Lock him up! Lock him up!” hundreds of attendees reportedly shouted, putting a twist on a phrase used during the election in reference to Hillary Clinton.
The typically apolitical comic book conference turned political after Groening told the audience that executives at 21st Century Fox had urged Simpsons writers to ease up on bashing Fox News after the long-running animated series aired a joke that Fox was “not racist, but No. 1 with racists.”
“Then Bill O’Reilly called us pinheads and look what happened,” Groening said of the ex-Fox News host, according to The Hollywood Reporter.