A Facebook campaign urges gay
television couple Cam & Mitchell on ABC's Modern Family to
share an onscreen kiss.
The group Let
Cam & Mitchell Kiss on Modern Family! has attracted over
4,000 fans since going live over the weekend.
The group says: “Cam & Mitchell,
the adorable gay couple on ABC's Modern Family, have not been
shown sharing even a brief kiss throughout the series' first hit
season. ABC isn't afraid of gay characters, so why won't they let
them show some love?”
On the sitcom, teddy-bearish Eric
Stonestreet (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) plays Cameron,
while openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson (The Class) is Mitchell.
The couple adopted a Vietnamese baby, Lily, in season one.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on Bravo's Watch
What Happens, Ferguson said he's often asked why the couple
is not seen sharing affection.
“I want everyone to know their love
life is very, very solid,” he said. “Very strong. You also
don't see them having bowel movements, but they still have them.”
The Facebook group appeared after the
May 5 episode titled Airport 2010, in which Cam and Mitchell
were denied a smooch after they argued while heterosexual couple Phil
(Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) kissed and made up. It was the
most clear-cut example yet of how producers appear skittish to show
physical affection between the gay characters.