Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the star of ABC's
Wednesday night comedy Modern Family, says the show is a
Republican Trojan horse.
Ferguson made his comments on HLN's Joy
Behar Show as he
and his host discussed a recent study that shows the comedy to be a
favorite among Republicans.
On the show, Ferguson, who is openly
gay, plays Mitchell, half of a gay couple who are raising an adopted
daughter. His boyfriend, Cameron, is played by Eric Stonestreet.
“We definitely focus a lot on family
values and the core family and bringing up kids in a great way,”
Ferguson said. “It just happens that there's this gay couple.”
“It actually relieves me that
Republicans love our show so much,” he added. “We call it the
Trojan horse. We kind of sneak it in there sometimes and they don't
realize they're enjoying this.”
Talking about his co-star, Ferguson
said Stonestreet is “gay for pay,” while he's “gay for free.”
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