Modern Family Controversy

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Modern Family Controversy, Kids say the darndest things…and then the Parents Televsion Council gets involved. Tonight’s episode of Modern Family has drawn the attention of the PTC thanks to Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) shocking her parents when she starts dropping the F-bomb. While creator Steve Levitan told reporters at the Television Critics Association that he’s “proud and excited” of the new storyline, the Parents Television Council is not happy (without having seen the episode).

So what does the PTC, and Lily’s two on-screen dads, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, have to say about this whole fudge-ing mess?

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A rep for ABC has no comment on the matter, but Ferguson tells us: “I can assure you she did not actually say the F-word on the show. We said the very innocent word fudge, but people are all up in arms about that. This is not child abuse!

“We’re not making her cuss. What she does on her own time, we don’t know but…,” he adds with a chuckle.

Coming off Modern Family’s Golden Globe win and stellar ratings so far this season, Ferguson says this kind of controversy is par for the course. “I think that with a show like ours, we’re so grateful it’s a hit, it’s a sign of a show being well-loved and being a hit. When people find anything to nit-pick about, it’s a good thing I think.”

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