Turns out it was all a misunderstanding through misquoting.
Earlier in the week, a source quoted Ed O'Neill of Modern Family as saying that Glee's Jane Lynch was undeserving of her Emmy win this past awards season. Specifically, Ed was quoted as saying that she shouldn't have gotten the accolade because her role on the hit Fox show "was just a one-note character.”
Now, Ed has come forward to deny the whole thing, insisting that the source misquoted him. In a statement released to Entertainment Weekly, Ed explains:
“Last week I spoke to a group of journalists and one quoted me supposedly saying of Jane Lynch, ‘I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part.’ I never said those words and transcripts of the press conference attest to that fact. Of course I root for my dear friends Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen (and all of my colleagues on our show) at Emmy time, but I absolutely never said, nor do I believe that Jane — whom I think is an enormous talent — was undeserving of the award. I reached out to her yesterday to ensure she knew I’d been misquoted but I wanted to clear this up publicly as well.”
Thanks for the clarification. Even before this apology, Jane's reps said that she wanted to just let it go, so we're going to follow her lead.
Consider us over it!
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