Eric Stonestreet hopes America is
becoming increasingly accepting of gay people.
Stonestreet on Sunday took home his
second Emmy for playing gay dad Cameron Tucker on ABC's comedy hit
Modern Family. Openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays his TV
partner, Mitchell Pritchett.
Citing President Barack Obama and Mitt
Romney as fans of the sitcom, Stonestreet said he believed his show
is playing a part in Americas' changing attitudes towards gay rights.
“Our culture accepts it more? The
gay life,” Larry King asked Stonestreet in an interview on Larry
“I hope so and I 100 percent think
Mitch and Cam, and Jesse and I, and the creators of our show are
having something to do with it, you know. That's one thing President
Obama and Mitt Romney apparently agree on it's their favorite show is
Modern Family. How funny is that?” Stonestreet said.
“Although Romney doesn't agree with
the concept,” King pointed out and Stonestreet agreed. (Watch the
entire episode at Hulu.com.)
Stonestreet's Emmy tribute to TV partner Jesse Tyler Ferguson.)