Modern Family's Jesse Tyler
Ferguson says an upcoming gay kiss on the show will be “very
beautiful and poignant.”
Ferguson made his remarks in a just
published interview with celebrity website Popeater.com.
Producers of the ABC comedy have been
criticized for not showing gay couple Cameron (played by Eric
Stonestreet) and Mitchell sharing an onscreen kiss.
The Facebook group Let
Cam & Mitchell Kiss on Modern Family! has attracted over
13,000 fans since going online after the show's May 5 episode titled
Airport 2010. Fans say producers stumbled when they passed on
an ideal opportunity to show the couple sharing affection. In the
episode, Cameron and Mitchell are relegated to a hug after they argue
while heterosexual couple Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen)
kiss and make up.
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?”
Producers have promised a gay kiss when
the sitcom returns next season.
“I think the writers are proceeding
in a very wise way,” Ferguson said. “There's a great PDA episode
they're writing about Mitchell's issues with public displays of
affection. Viewers shouldn't be expecting a big 'Gone with the Wind'
romantic kiss. It's very beautiful and poignant.”
“The writers are so good, they're
really taking that criticism and they're going to run with it and try
and create a talking point with it,” he added.