Ty Burrell: 'Modern Family' Helps Move Gay Rights Forward

Hollywood Reporter
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October 4, 2012

The Emmy winner tells THR that he thinks shows like his ABC sitcom have the power to help bring about social change, and have done so already.

In this weekend’s new comedy Butter, Ty Burrell finds himself in the middle of a thinly-veiled social satire, with a story that takes swings at traditional, prim and proper, conservative midwestern values. The film is a political story thinly-veiled, no question liberal in its perspective, and has sparked partisan debate since its initial premiere 12 months ago.