Internet Push For ‘Modern Family’ Gay Kiss Sparks Controversy

/ May 13, 2010

As Facebook continues to pat itself on the back for getting Betty White on Saturday Night Live, new campaigns have popped up on the social networking site to try to sway the decisions of executives in Hollywood.

The newest campaign? Getting Modern Family gay couple Cameron (played by Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson) to kiss on-screen.

The group, “Let Cam & Mitchell kiss on Modern Family!” already has nearly 9,000 members and is trying to push to get the gay couple to share “even a brief kiss.”

While TV networks have slightly opened their doors to gay characters, showing affection between two gay characters has been a contentious issue. Gay couples sharing more than a hug is a rare sight on television.

Smelling Betty White-levels of attention, the producers for Modern Family responded that they already have a show planned that will explain the lack of on-screen affection between Cam and Mitchell and told the group members to “chillax,” which angered the group leaders even more.

The creator of the Facebook group said that he hoped he was “incorrect in reading [‘chillax’] as a request to STFU” and that he “started the group because the lack of kissing was starting to become glaring.”

Perhaps what angered the group creator was that while the producers explained that the lack of affection will be based on a character trait, they don’t clarify if that character trait was developed because they don’t want to turn-off people who bizarrely find pecks between two gay men “offensive.”

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