Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Soaps: "Why We Are Just NOW Canceling Them?"
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) is no fan of daytime soaps! The popular actor caused a little bit of a dust up on Twitter yesterday following his snarky comments on the genre. Ferguson tweeted:
Controversial thought: As I am waiting for my car to be serviced I am catching a soap opera & wondering why we are just NOW canceling them.I don't know which soap it is but I just heard this chestnut of dialogue: "I don't know what it is...but he is sex on a stick".
Ouch! Ferguson must have felt the wrath of soap fans all over, because he quickly responded:
Sorry that I pissed of so many soap fans! No offense to many of the great actors on them... Soaps are obviously just not "ma thang". In all truthfulness I DO need to see how this scene plays out on" Days of Our Lives". #AngryLadyAtDoorInPrettyDress.
Later, the actor joked the incident off by saying:
Here is a picture of my friend Lea DeLaria who plays Madame Delphina on OLTL. She says you can't be mad at me anymore. yfrog.com/kk393jij
Maybe someone should school Ferguson on how it was revenue from soap that funded much of primetime development in the 80's and 90's? Twitter hath no fury like a soap opera fan scorned!