Stars of ‘Modern Family’ Fire Back at Protesters Over ‘Little Bo Bleep’ Episode

Jan 19, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Two of the stars of ABC’s acclaimed sitcom “Modern Family” sounded off about a swearing controversy before Wednesday night’s “Little Bo Bleep” episode aired, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog reports.

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who play the gay couple Cam and Mitchell on the show, fired back at a group that has been protesting the episode — in which the couple’s young daughter utters a swear word.

As previously reported, the episode features Lily saying the "F" word, although the audience doesn’t actually hear it. The episode aired Wednesday night.

A group called the No Cussing Club, founded by an 18-year-old Brigham Young University student, petitioned ABC to get the episode pulled, according to the Los Angeles Times. The student alleges that foul language is linked to bullying.

Stonestreet and Ferguson took to Twitter on Wednesday, with Stonestreet writing, "how bout redirecting energies of the No Cuss Club 2; reading 2 the elderly, picking up litter, feeding the hungry…" and Ferguson noting, " "After u see tonights episode u will find that the Viagra Ads durring the commercial break r more explicit than anything on r show. #Harmless."

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