'Modern Family': Lily's bad word draws pre-air protest


An anti-profanity group has asked ABC to pull Wednesday's (Jan. 18) "Modern Family" because toddler Lily says a bad word in the episode.The No Cussing Club, a group founded in 2007 by then-high school student McKay Hatch, sent its request to ABC on Tuesday. The network is going ahead with the episode, titled "Little Bo Bleep," but hasn't commented on the protest.In the episode, Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) learns a new word that rhymes with "duck," horrifying her dads Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). The story is mostly about how Cam and Mitchell deal with Lily's outburst, which is something co-creator Steve Levitan says "as parents, we've all been through.""ABC will tell you 'Modern Family' gets away with a lot, because I think it's all about context," Levitan tells EW. "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...



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