The fur is flying between two of television's most popular gay actors, and the drama has been caught on Facebook.
Desperate Housewives and One Life to Live star Tuc Watkins (ex-David Vickers) took to social media to criticize the relationship between Modern Family's Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), calling the pair "the gay equivalent of blackface." "Hmm.
I think Modern Family is clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle at times. " None too pleased with Watkins' opinion, Ferguson fired back on his own Facebook page. "I know lots of guys who are just like Cam and lots of guys who are just like Mitch. so I never know how to take it when people say that he is stereotypical.
But, for the most part, I have a hard time laughing at the gay guys," he wrote. It feels a bit like the gay equivalent of 'blackface.' It doesn't feel 'modern' at all... We can't be expected to represent every gay person. And in defense of Cam, I still can't figure out how a clown & football coach who also happens to be gay is a stereotype. I feel our writers do a fantastic job of servicing 11 characters each week in just 22 minutes.
Tuc Watkins: I remember the three shows that we wanted to watch as a kid were . I remember going to Denise Allen’s sixth grade rollerskating party and giving her Donny and Marie’s album, which was like giving her pure gold. So yeah, I guess it was a pretty good format, but I think any format is good. Well, what I think matters is equality, and I do think that we have made great strides in equality.
I am incredibly proud to play Mitch and I have a lot of pride in our show.
As a closeted kid of the 80's I would have loved to have had a show like Modern Family to watch with my parents.
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But, for the most part, I have a hard time laughing at the gay guys. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.” It doesn’t feel “modern” at all.’ ‘Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. ’ Watkins, best known for his many years on the daytime soap Jan-Michael Gambill celebrates his 40th birthday – and an anniversary – in Paris with Malek Alqadi Can the longtime Anderson Cooper-Kathy Griffin friendship survive her CNN firing?