Out actor Tuc Watkins has hard time laughing at “Modern Family” gay couple Cam and Mitch
Eric Stonestreet has won two Emmys for his performance as Cam on ABC’s Modern Family while Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been nominated for each of the first five seasons as Mitchell.
But not everyone is crazy about Cam and Mitch who got married in a two-part episode at the end of last season.
One of those people is actor Tuc Watkins who played one half of a gay couple for several years on ABC’s Desperate Housewives.
Watkins, who came out publicly last year, shared his feelings about the characters in a Facebook post on Thursday: ‘Hmm. I think “Modern Family” is clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle at times. But, for the most part, I have a hard time laughing at the gay guys. In fact, I kinda cringe. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.” It doesn’t feel “modern” at all.’
‘Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. So why are we fed such 80s stereotypes every week?’
Watkins, best known for his many years on the daytime soap One Life to Live, currently has a recurring role on the MTV series Awkward.