Modern Family Kid Draws Wrath Over F-Bomb

Anti-profanity group wants episode pulled
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons plays a cursing toddler on "Modern Family."   (AP Photo/ABC, Peter "Hopper" Stone)
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(Newser) – Turns out there's something called the "No Cussing Club," and its membership doesn't want you to see tonight's episode of Modern Family, in which a toddler appears to swear. The group has asked ABC to pull the episode of the sitcom because of a storyline in which a 2-year-old girl shocks her parents with a curse word. The toddler said "fudge" during filming, but it will be bleeped to give the impression that she used the F-bomb, reports the AP.

"Our main goal is to stop this from happening," says the 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club five years ago. "If we don't, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don't want to have a 2-year-old saying the F-bomb on TV." He claims the group has 35,000 members in dozens of countries. The show's creator, Steven Levitan, says he's "proud and excited" about the plot line, and he's glad ABC allowed it. "We thought it was a very natural story since, as parents, we've all been through this," he says. (Read more Modern Family stories.)

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