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Modern Family Cast To Phelps Family At Golden Globes: “You’re Idiots”

Modern Family took home the Best Comedy award at Sunday’s 69th annual Golden Globes, but we’re crowning its cast Best Ass-Kickers after they put anti-gay protesters in their place.

Loonies from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) set up shop on Sunday across the street from the Beverly Hills Hilton, where the Globes were being held. Speaking to reporters about the Von Phelps Family Players, Eric Stonestreet (a.k.a. teddy bear Cameron) said, “America is a great place, speech is free and you’re able to expose the fact that you’re an idiot.”

Stonestreet’s cast mate Julie Bowen added that the show has broadened a lot of minds. “I come from a long line of straight, white Republicans who don’t like people like this,” she said, pointing at openly gay Ferguson. “But even they like this show—in country clubs all across America the doors are cracking open.”

Bowen and Stonestreet weren’t the only ones to speak out against the WBC: Christopher Plummer, who won a Globe for his portrayal of an elderly homosexual in Beginners, said  “I know there’s an awful lot of anti-gay feeling right now, particularly at this moment, and I abhor it.”

We knew the Baroness had good taste.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, WENN. Photo: Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Best Week Ever

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  • Lefty

    I think Christopher Plummer’s comment was wonderful and, unlike the other comments mentioned, didn’t give any attention to the WBC, which is what they crave of course.

  • Brand

    I love Christopher Plummer, appreciate his comment, have “The Sound Of Music” on both VHS and blu-ray, loved him as Tolstoy in “The Last Station”, am thrilled that he’s had such a career resurgence these past few years, and can’t wait to see “Beginners”, the film for which he won. (Ewan McGregor and Goran Visnjic don’t hurt!)

    It’s breathtaking to see at IMDB how much work he does every year into his 70s and 80s. May we all have his stamina, sharpness, opportunity and appreciation at that age. I’m two generations younger than he and I’d be happy to have that zeal for (and quality of) work now!

    God bless!

  • Mike UK

    A UK documentary film make called Louis Theroux has made two films with this “family”, when they saw the first film, 2 of the daughters left and he caught up with them again in the 2nd film, to the family it’s like they never existed! very sad!

    The adults in this “family” are the lowest form of life, I don’t condone violence but how a couple of them haven’t been taken out is beyond me. I am all for free speech but this “family” take it to the lowest level!

    To picket the funerals of soldiers and I believe but may be wrong that they picketed the court case and funeral of Matthew Shepherd is beyond all contempt and sickening.

  • Mike in Asheville


    Well then, you are in luck, (I’ll assume you haven’t already seen it or you would have mentioned it), one of Plummer’s best performances, IMHO, is Henrik Vanger, the patriarch in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had thought Plummer to be a predictable choice for the role and would give a predictable performance — I was wrong. Plummer gives the role a great mix of wit, threat, love and distrust; well beyond the Nazi trapped patrician Austrian.

  • Elmwoodmac

    Christopher Plummer, a great Canadian and class act!!!

  • Bryan

    I love reading stuff like this.

  • cb

    Westboro Baptist Church spreads its hate through picketing in our streets, provoking attacks, with abusive language and flag desecration, attempting to create a confrontation. This is not a church, this is a hate group. This is not about protesting, freedom, or God. They are in it for the money and the press; this is a family law firm. They are not a “church.” It is a scam. They go after anything that can get them in the news. This is a family of lawyers using this “god hates you” thing to make money. It is time for this scam and the hate to end.
    The church has received money from lawsuits and legal fees. For example, they sued the city of Topeka several times in the 1990s. WBC received $16,500, and is pursuing another $100,000, in legal fees for a case won in court. The WBC is considered a nonprofit organization by the federal government, and is therefore exempt from paying taxes!
    Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church is shown admitting on camera that her oldest son was born out of wedlock. Hypocritical Phelps-Roper’s vocal condemnation on strangers having sexual congress outside of marriage while she herself was guilty of the same. They are NOT what they say they are!!

  • B

    Re No 7, where cb wrote, “Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church is shown admitting on camera that her oldest son was born out of wedlock. Hypocritical Phelps-Roper’s vocal condemnation on strangers having sexual congress outside of marriage while she herself was guilty of the same. They are NOT what they say they are!!”

    Hey, when she says something like, “We are all sssssssinnerrrrrs,” at least she’ll have some first hand experience on which to base that statement!

    In their theology, they get a free pass, after suitable groveling on their knees before their god Fred.

    Hadn’t heard about her oldest son. Found the following source when I checked:
    Unfortunately, “The Pitch” is an ‘alternative” news source (it’s stated in the description tag on – use “Tools -> Page Info” for Firefox to see it.)
    As is typical with such papers, editorial standards can be somewhat lacking.

  • Bob

    Brand — it may pain you to know that Christopher Plummer loathes The Sound of Music, and refers to it to this day as The Sound of Mucus.

  • Spike

    If you ever have a chance to interact with the Westboro haters, it’s a must, best entertainment ever. And for gawd sake, don’t attempt to debate them or take any of their signs seriously, just goof on them, ask them to go clubbing with you, ask when women how they feel about their aborted eggs every time they get their period, demand the doughnuts that they promised would me served. Oh yea, and stand in their way, such that they have to walk around you. One last thing, if you ever thought you had pent up anger issues, hanging with these idiots as great therapy, you will feel like the happiest least angry person!

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