Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the Modern Family actor, appeared on TV and addressed the controversy surrounding the inclusion of a gay character, played by Josh Gad, in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
In fact, the moment in the film that indicates his character’s orientation, namely, dancing with another man, is subtle but incredibly effective.
The movie has already been banned from both an Alabama drive-in and is off-limits to anyone under 16 in Russia, and Ferguson has the perfect response to parents worried that seeing a gay character onscreen might queer their children.
“I have seen a million heterosexual movies and never for a moment did I think for a split second I might be straight”, he said.
“There is so much fear out there of that which we don’t understand, that which we don’t know”, he added.
Watch the Ferguson speak in the video clip below.