Not everyone loves Modern Family's zany gay husbands Cam and Mitch. Former General Hospital, One Life to Live and Desperate Housewives star Tuc Watkins ripped the fictional TV couple apart in a recent Facebook post, calling them "the gay equivalent of blackface". Here's what the actor posted, according to Greg In Hollywood:
‘Hmm. I think “Modern Family” is clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle at times. But, for the most part, I have a hard time laughing at the gay guys. In fact, I kinda cringe. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.” It doesn’t feel “modern” at all.’
‘Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. So why are we fed such 80s stereotypes every week?’
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett on the hit ABC sitcom fired back with the Facebook post below.
This reminds me of Spike Lee going after Tyler Perry for his portrayal of blacks in movies and on TV. What are your thoughts on this latest celeb feud? Do you agree with Watkins about Modern Family's Mitch and Cam, or do you find them to be a hysterical sitcom duo?
Photo of Tuc Watkins by Steven Bergman