The episode fans of Modern Family
gay couple Cameron and Mitchell have been clamoring for airs
to gay entertainment website AlfterElton.com, ABC will air The
Kiss this week.
Over 13,000 fans of the show at the
Facebook page Let
Cam & Mitchell Kiss On Modern Family have been clamoring
for an onscreen kiss between gay couple Cameron (played by Eric
Stonestreet) and Mitchell (played by openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson)
since the show's May 5 episode titled Airport 2010, in which
Cameron and Mitchell were relegated to a hug after they argued while
heterosexual couple Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) kissed
and made up.
Modern Family co-creator Steven
Levitan has said that the controversy “bothered” producers who
had planed a public display of affection episode all along.
“We've had an episode planed for a
long time that dealt with that subject of [affection between the gay
characters],” Levitan said.
Despite Ferguson's attempt to tamp down
expectations – “Don't expect a Gone
With the Wind type of thing.” – AlfterElton.com has
already labeled the episode a “classic.”
“What I most appreciated is that
rather than just having Cameron and Mitchell simply kiss and be done
with it in order to satisfy critics, the show explores the issues
involved, especially how many gay men are not comfortable with public
displays of affection,” the website wrote. “Well, that just
makes this 'Kiss' all the sweeter.”