On Twitter, Levitan said he was "disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with" Fox News, quote tweeting a description of Fox News host Laura Ingraham's defense of Trump's child detention centers as "summer camps" or "boarding schools".
On Tuesday, Apatow thanked Levitan tweeting that "We need as many people as possible to speak out against destroying families and how Fox News supports these policies". "This is fringe s--, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company".
The creator of Modern Family says he will not work with Fox in the future because of the station's conservative news operation, which has voiced support for the seperation of migrant children from their parents. The Trump administration is detaining children in 17 states, including more than 2,000 taken from their parents after they crossed the US border illegally.
"So while he "[looks] forward to seeing Modern Family through to the end", Levitan concluded he will be "setting up shop elsewhere".
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Mr Sessions has rejected claims U.S. holding centres for child migrants separated from parents are like Nazi concentration camps. As Vox reports , that included about two weeks when the zero-tolerance policy was not in full effect.
Director Judd Apatow, who said he hasn't worked with Fox since 2002, called on those who work at the company to speak out.
Producer Ben Wexler condemned Fox News on Tuesday, tweeting, "I'm starting to think trump could kill five (not six) million Jews and Fox News would be like 'Okay STOP with the Hitler comparisons!'"
In a series of tweets, Apatow also laid into the network and its acting CEO, 87-year-old Rupert Murdoch. Fox News is not included in the sale; it will stay behind as part of New Fox, along with Fox Broadcasting Co. and will no longer be a corporate sibling to 20th TV post-merger. Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox? (Even though some of its creators' other recent opinions seem decidedly less enlightened.) Perhaps with more creators directing negative attention toward 20th Century Fox over Fox News, other talent signed to the company will follow suit.