Even the Straight Guy Playing Gay on Modern Family Doesn’t Want to Hear Your Kiss Complaints

Clearly the team at Modern Family isn’t taking our advice to embrace — rather than bash — the Facebook campaign to let Cam and Mitchell kiss. Eric Stonestreet, the straight actor who plays Cameron, says the whole thing is “wasted energy.” Ouch.

“We’re a show that obviously is forward- and progressive-thinking,” Stonestreet tells Daily Intel. “To adopt a baby on prime-time television is way more taboo than a kiss, and obviously Mitchell and Cameron are going to experience everything in their relationship. Unfortunately, I’ve been tweeted and sent messages saying that because I’m straight, I don’t get to have an opinion on that, which really disappoints me. I play the character and I think I get to have an opinion on it.”

Not true, Eric! Being straight doesn’t mean you don’t get to have a say in the campaign, because undoubtedly lots of straight fans want to see the gays kiss too. (Well, the straight fans who aren’t weirded out by seeing two guys kiss.) But can’t we all just say that, yes, a gay kiss is coming, and yes, producers want to make it happen as much as fans, and yes, everyone appreciates how much the fans care about the show?

Because that would be progressive. At least what counts as progressive in Hollywood.