So, I just wanted to post a couple quick gay things on TV right now. The first is an ad for McDonald's which has caused a bit of controversy in the US... even though it airs in France. Here is the ad: I think its a well done commercial! And... the guy is cute as hell. It upsets me that its causing such a stir. It isn't like Drag Queens burst in singing showtunes with sex toys in their hands and starting orgies atop mounds of french fries and using condiments as lube. But... if a commercial like that does air, I'm going to insist for royalties 😉 Tell me what you guys think of the ad... I think its harmless and even has a pretty good message to it. Ok, so the second bit of gayness on television. It has to do with ABC's 'Modern Family.' I've seen a few episodes of it and I have to say its one of the funniest shows I've ever watched! The characters are great, the dialog is whitty and it has such progressive characters such as.... the gays! Recently there has been backlash that the gay couple in the show has never kissed while some of the other couples are frequently seen parading their love for each other. One of the stars of the show, Ed O'Neal (who you may recognize as Al Bundy from 'Married With Children'), was recently interview about the... ummm 'scandal? I'm not sure if thats the right word, but we'll just go with that. Anyway, here is the interview and you can click here for a link to the site where it appeared. Ed O'Neill is no stranger to comedy controversy. Twenty years ago, critics assailed his show 'Married... With Children' for risqué content that supposedly went too far. Now, his hit show 'Modern Family' is the target of criticism that it doesn't go far enough. The ABC sitcom's critics have noted that its gay couple, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), has not been shown kissing (or engaging in much public display of affection, for that matter), even though the program hasn't been shy about showing liplocks between Mitchell's sister, Claire (Julie Bowen), and her husband, Phil (Ty Burrell). ABC has said the reticence is Mitchell's, not the network's, and that his squeamishness over PDA will be addressed in a future episode. That hasn't mollified the more than 12,000 Facebook petitioners (so far) who are demanding a Mitchell-Cameron kiss. O'Neill, who plays Mitchell and Claire's father, Jay, addressed the controversy in an interview with PopEater. Calling from his Los Angeles home, he said he finds the complaint "half amusing, half annoying." He noted that we haven't seen Jay and his sexy young wife, Gloria (Sofia Vergara) kiss either. And, after 20 years of appearances in controversial comedies, O'Neill said that he sees such protests as just another form of show business, not to be taken seriously. What do you think of the protests over Cameron and Mitchell's muted displays of affection? Oh, that's so stupid. Who cares? When I hear that, it's half amusing, half annoying. First of all, they're the most conservative family of the three. Mitchell is a lawyer, and Cameron is a stay-at-home mom with a baby. It's much, much better to allow people to use their imaginations when they want to, in that regard. Otherwise, it turns into a sort of pornography. If people want to be titillated or shocked or, "Oh, wow, they're actually kissing," I mean, who cares? The format is, they live together. We assume they have sex. I don't think we need to see it beginning or ending. Who cares? To me, it's boring. Gloria and I haven't done any making out in the first 24 shows. Would you like to have Jay make out with Gloria? No. I think it's boring. When people start to make out or kiss or French kiss or caress in a sexual manner, the story stops. Where do you go with that? It's like, "Okay, now, let's see... five seconds, ten seconds, 15 seconds, gee, they're still making out, my goodness, they're actually kissing." Who cares? The story stops. Do you find any irony in the notion that, 20 years ago, 'Married... With Children' was criticized for going too far, and now 'Modern Family' is criticized for not going far enough? I couldn't care less. [Laughs.] It's part of the business. The fact is, the critics have a job to do. They're also in show business. We understand that. They have to sell their fish some way, so they have to keep inventing things to write about. So they're going to come up with things that are titillating to read about. From an actor's standpoint, we don't even think about things like that. We have enough to do just to get the show done. That's all I ever think about. Otherwise, you're thinking about things you have no control over and they're just in the way of what you really need to concern yourself about.