PASADENA (CBS) — Will a potty-mouthed toddler soon make television history?
In an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Modern Family”, 2-year-old Lily will use profanity after picking up the word from her same-sex parents Cam and Mitchell.
The episode may be the first time in TV history where a child uses the “F-word” in a scripted TV show on a major network, according to Entertainment Weekly.
While it will not audible to the viewer, Lily — played by 4-year-old Aubrey Anderson-Emmons — will be shown on camera saying the word, said “Modern Family” creator Steven Levitan.
The Emmy-winning comedy has been a lightning rod for controversy as one of the few shows on TV depicting a family with two gay men as its lead characters.
Levitan reportedly revealed the details of the “Little Bo Bleep” episode at a news conference in Pasadena, where he said it’s easy for people to object to gay parents in concept.
“When you make it personal and show the people have good hearts and are extremely committed, loving parents, it’s hard not to love them,” he said. “I’m pleasantly surprised with the world’s reaction to that particular part of our modern family.”
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