Modern Family Facebook Campaign wants Cam and Mitchell to Get Real
As much as I adore them, I guess Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) have never locked lips on the ABC show Modern Family.
Have the rest of the coupled cast (Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell) kissed on camera? I think they have pecked puckers. Hmm…
There’s a Facebook campaign to correct the show’s oversight of out affection with over 4,000 fans. So is it harmless of insulting that the show’s committed gay parents haven’t so much as pecked on the cheek?
The Facebook page poses a fair question, with updates like “Raise your hand if you kissed your sweetie this morning! I bet Mitchell kissed his, we just didn't see.”
And as Towleroad noted, it echoes the sentiment that “gays are fine, as long as you don't sexualize them.”
The show's official stance: "Cameron and Mitchell are a loving, grounded, committed, and demonstrably affectionate couple and have been from the beginning of the series. It happens that we have an episode in the works that addresses Mitchell's slight discomfort with public displays of affection. It will air in the fall and until then, as Phil Dunphy would say, everyone please chillax."
Hmm.. I think I’d like to see a little (or big, wet) kiss between my two
favorite sitcom dads now.