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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