Is It Me? Or is ABC's Modern Family Really Offensive?

  • GQjock

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    Oct 29, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    I've never watched this show before but my Mother likes it and told me to watch
    and I found the gay couple completely stereotyped in everyway

    In the one episode I saw they were disco dancing swishy queens

    I dunno ... I'm usually forgiving with these things but this was the worst

    Anybody agree with me? Or No....

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  • Sirkit

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    Oct 30, 2009 12:13 AM GMT
    Eh, it's a sit-com stereotypes are abound in the genre. My friends and I caught it last night and roared through most of it.
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    or are you just offended that they are unattractive?

    i doubt this show would be getting so much heat if these were two thin attractive gay guys ie Will & Grace

    watch a sitcom with a black character, an Indian character, an asian character, etc etc. watch british and australian humor, much more crass about portraying stereotypes as well.

    i think this show is hilarious, especially the gay guys


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    Oct 30, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    I don't think it's offensive, per se. But I do think it's a little one dimensional. Cameron and Mitchell do represent some gay men. But not all, of course.

    Since the series revolves around this one family clan, I don't think we'll see much variety in what we see.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 30, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    no interest in the show at all
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    I love Sofia Vergara and would switch for her. She is Colombian and so latina.

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    It can be funny. And they off-set them being disco queens with the fact that one of them was a line-backer in college and loves football. The one with the red hair is that neurotic, uptight gay guy that gets on my nerves.
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    It's you.
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    I like it. Makes me laugh a bunch...
  • sfnicolas

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    Oct 30, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    I love this show! It's the new Arrested Development!
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    I love the show. It pokes fun of stereotypes just like Family Guy and Simpsons. Besides, if you can't laugh at yourself....well, you are boring.
  • reload16

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    Oct 30, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    Its just a silly show. I think its funny. don't take it so seriously...
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    I think it's pretty hilarious.
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    I for one found the Gay characters stereotyped horribly. icon_sad.gif
    It sends a very bad message to main stream america, and just enforces the ideas within RWcN (Right Wing christian Nazi), ranks of what We are like.
    Personally I wouldn't want to be, nor would I be, around with guys whom act like that. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Cheers,
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Musclequest saidI for one found the Gay characters stereotyped horribly. icon_sad.gif
    It sends a very bad message to main stream america, and just enforces the ideas within RWcN (Right Wing christian Nazi), ranks of what We are like.
    Personally I wouldn't want to be, nor would I be, around with guys whom act like that. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oh, for the love of Pete, Lord Ffuffington. Does everyone on the planet have to conform to your ideas of what people should be like? Really?


    Would be nice. But no, not at all. The OP asked for opinions. That's what I gave. I found the show to be offensive.
    And most of you on this site find me offensive. That point is made quite clear by the hate emails I get sent for my posts to the forums. Oh well, such as life.
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    It's exaggerated stereotypes (ultra sexy latina, anal retentive or queeny gay man, dad that can't let go of his younger years, etc. and etc.)....we need to make fun of ourselves since we are also part of mainstream America. You will never find a comedy or drama that portrays the accurate diversity that makes up gay men.

    I think this show does a pretty entertaining job in sending the message: We should not take ourselves so seriously, regardless of your family or yourself! I like the show alot and think it's a pretty bold and funny comedy!
    I loved this past Wednesday where the Onstar lady thought the guy in the background screaming was a woman!!! Super freakin' funny...let's relax already!
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    Jeez will you two give it a rest already....

    Admittedly I did chuckle at the lord fluffington reference but do you not have anything better to do than stalk him from thread to thread

    Anyway the point i was originally going to make.... which is thank god gays can't biologically procreate because that would be one butt ugly ginger child with huge ears, nose and absolutely no neck
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    icon_lol.gif it is fun to watch
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    Oct 30, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    sfnicolas saidI love this show! It's the new Arrested Development!


    totally agree. my favorite new show this year by far.
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    Oct 30, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    are you out of the closet providing a better image of a gay man? the stereotypes are usually the ones who are visible in society
  • me35mtl

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    Oct 30, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    i thought it was so funny how they make fun of the whole thing..
    its a sitcom..of course its going to be exaggerated to a point ...
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    Oct 30, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    A sitcom that doesn't have any com in it.

    It is as boring as all get out.

    It's about as boring as two lesbos munching on each other's .... well you get the idea
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    Oct 30, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    I <3 "Modern Family!"
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    Oct 30, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    the show is hilarious...i love the gay couple. I love the daughter's husband. Its the perfect functional dysfunctional family.
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    Oct 30, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    I like the show........the writing is good, the cutting - excellent. The Latina reminds me of Ava Gardner somewhat.........and she is good. The guy who plays her husband seems ill suited to her. The gay couple - - - well - - - I would switch out the large guy for someone else - hwp - like the dark haired guy who plays the husband of the blond woman. I would exchange the little red haired guy for someone else - more masculine - - maybe like the youngest brother in Bros. & Sis. There - - - I've rearranged a few things!
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    Oct 30, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    I don't mind good-humored stereotypes if they are funny but this show combines offensiveness awith obnoxiousness!