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TV Guide Says Sowie For Misquoting Ed O'Neill

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Now this is interesting.

Earlier this week, TV Guide Canada quoted Ed O'Neill saying that Jane Lynch didn't deserve her Emmy she won for Glee.

After a wildfire of fury and backlash, Ed cleared things up by claiming he was misquoted, which seemed to resolve things between everyone.

But now, TV Guide has released their own statement and apology, which includes the orignal transcript of Ed's interview. It reads:

Earlier this week, TV Guide Canada published a story misquoting Ed O’Neill’s recent comments about Jane Lynch’s Emmy win. Our writer did not mean to misrepresent Mr. O’Neill or anyone else involved in the story. He and TV Guide Canada sincerely apologize for this error.

Mr. O’Neill’s real quote is as follows:

“I’m one of Jane Lynch’s biggest fans. I love Jane Lynch. She is a genius. But at the same time I said ‘Sofia could win’ because … and I’ve only seen Glee a couple of … I’ve only seen Glee once. But I thought Jane’s role is rather one-dimensional. It’s kind of strident. It’s always kind of the same. I’ve seen her be much better. So I thought ‘Sofia’s funnier,’ and I think she is in these two comparative roles. Anyway, Jane won. But I was hoping that Sofia would.”

Ah! So the word "could" was misconstrued as "should"…but at the same time, essentially he is saying that his co-star his "funnier" than Jane, implying that Sofia "should" have won instead of Jane.

We guess it's all how you look at it. All semantics, really.

What do U think?

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18 comments to “TV Guide Says Sowie For Misquoting Ed O'Neill”

  1. 1

    Well, he's still basically insulting Jane in her portrayal of Sue Sylvester - and he's basing his judgment off seeing her in ONE episode. That's not a fair or correct judgment. At any rate, both ladies equally deserved the win - that's why they were BOTH nominated.

  2. 2

    Perez I love my gays and totally for gay rights, but you repeatedly over-victimize gays on your site. If anyone even innocently alludes to an irritation with someone who is gay you go into this drama mode where you overreact that a gay person is being criticized. Good lord maybe they deserve the criticism regardless of their sexual preference!

    You are to gays like Al Sharpen is to African Americans… you blow every incident out of proportion. It's not always about homosexuality or racism. You aren't helping a cause you are making it worse for the poor people that truly suffer from racism or homosexuality…. but sometimes it really is just based on the facts! I LOVE JANE LYNCH, BUT SHE IS ONE-DIMENSIONAL!!!!

  3. 3

    Perez , you should take Sue`s advice and let it go. I`m being kinder than Sam Elliot`s advice in Roadhouse …. Gimme a break !

  4. 4

    geez, man, why are you making a big deal out of this? jane's people don't care, i don't think anyone else involved cares. seems it's only you trying to make a story out of nothing.

    move on already.

  5. 5

    so he based his opinion on viewing one episode of the strident sue sylvester character against the sofia character he works with on a daily basis… he thought more of the character he was more familiar with… not a big deal… he even called jane lynch "genius" so i guess i'm still wondering what the non-issue is here?

  6. 6

    it's a ridiculous award made up by people in the entertainment industry who want to jack each other off. awards are meaningless.

  7. 7

    I agree.. her role is one dimensional. Sophia doesn't have much variety.. but she is funny.. hmm i also wonder why they never nominate the really funny shows that are on TBS..Modern Family is a chuckle funny not snot coming out of my nose funny.

  8. 8

    Glee Sucks - Jane Lynch was way better on Party Down

  9. 9

    Don't mess with Al Bundy. He once scored 4 touchdowns in a high school football game.

  10. 10

    Well, he's right. Sue Sylvester IS one-dimension. And your bias is getting old, Perez.

  11. 11

    I thought you were over it? and moving on? So why are you still posting about this perez? If jane lynch doesnt give a fugg than why should you? or any of us for that matter?

    But just to add fuel to the fire, why aren't celebrities allowed to have opinions? They have to like everyone and everything? Who cares if he said his co-star should have won, and he doesn't like Jane Lynch's character? I have seen her play the same character before.. and Sue Sylvester is relatively the same in every episode.
    But lets not forget .. he was on married with children, so his idea of quality acting might not be the same as everyone elses.

  12. 12

    Re: Vintage7787 – Couldn't of said it better myself!!!

  13. 13

    HER character is one dimensional? Hello pot, this is kettle…

  14. 14

    Either way, he was right. I love Glee, I love Jane and "Sue" but she is a one note character. She has very little range other than the odd /tear moment with her Sister. Where Sofia Vergara is subtle, over the top doing voices, physical comedy. Plus.. the most important part.. she plays the busty young trophy wife and everyone at home still likes her. How is that for a good job. Everyone hates the young pretty new wife, but she plays the role so well we love her.

  15. 15

    You have suddenly regained the ability to spell "interesting" correctly!

  16. Sane1 says – reply to this


    If you haven't seen the show then shut up. Her role is not one dimensional. Noone's is on that show.

  17. 17

    so they should apologise

  18. 18

    I think it's a shame asshats like you can't let it die when Jane has asked it to be left alone.