But when creator Steven Levitan remarks in his umpteenth Emmy acceptance speech that fans come up to him and say things like “You’re not just making people laugh; you’re making them more tolerant,” I can’t help but want to tell everyone to calm down. Yes, I think it’s great that the show features a same-sex couple raising their adopted Vietnamese child and functioning like any other family, but let’s not forget that this is a show about upper-middle-class families in the suburbs whose biggest problems are things like whether or not they should confess to their golf buddies that they didn’t make that hole-in-one or what elaborate theme they should select for their spouse’s birthday party. Is this what the modern family looks like? Where are the single mothers and the parents struggling to make ends meet?
If “Modern Family” were truly teaching tolerance, it would be more attentive to its female characters and gender dynamics within the show. And until it does so, I simply can’t agree with the critics who laud the show as one of the best.
A seriously great article that outlines my biggest problem with this show.
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