So apparently tonight’s episode of “Modern Family” is controversial. The 2-year-old daughter of Cameron and Mitchell — quite possibly the most awesome parents on TV right now — decides to drop an F-bomb and the parents have to deal with the aftermath.
This is controversial?
What parent hasn’t had to deal with this problem?
I’ll be the first to admit that my daughter, now 5, has learned a whole other language thanks to me. But it’s something I’m working on and something that is indeed getting better. (Until, that is, I start to sew and then all bets are off.)
So here’s the meat from the story. The 18-year-old founder of the No Cussing Club wants Modern Family to cancel the episode.
“Our main goal is to stop this from happening,” said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. “If we don’t, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don’t want to have a 2-year-old saying the ‘F-bomb’ on TV.”
I’d like to see a 2-year-old who hasn’t already dropped the F-bomb, or something similar picked up from mom or dad. Kids experiment with words. They pick up sounds and try them out. This is not new, nor, I would wager, controversial.
Says show creator Steven Levitan: “We thought it was a very natural story since, as parents, we’ve all been through this,” Levitan said to EW.com. “We are not a sexually charged show. It has a very warm tone so people accept it more. I’m sure we’ll have some detractors.”
According to the story, the kid actor says the word “fudge” and then the show bleeps it and blurs her mouth for added comfort.
I suppose I don’t see what the big deal is. I curse. Pretty much everyone I know curses from time to time. My kid has cursed and though we have spoken about appropriate words, it doesn’t offend me or bother me enough to go and start a club. As long as the word isn’t directed at someone or particularly hurtful to anyone, I register a big “meh” when I hear one.
What do you think? Are you offended by the show’s storyline and curse word?
Photo: Associated Press