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TV Guide apologizes for misquoting Ed O'Neill about Jane Lynch's Emmy win




You'd think a respectable publication like TV Guide could quote Ed O'Neill correctly when they said he thought his Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara and not Glee's Jane Lynch deserved an Emmy for best comedic actress, but no, they misquoted him. Well, it's the Canadian version of TV Guide, so whaddya expect?

Earlier this week, TV Guide Canada published a story misquoting Ed O'Neill's recent comments about Jane Lynch's Emmy win," TV Guide said in a retraction. 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."


The magazine then went on to print the actual quote: "I’m one of Jane Lynch’s biggest fans," O'Neill really said. "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."

We didn't think O'Neill would say something like that; he sent a statement to Entertainment Weekly refuting as much.

"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," Ed's statement read. "I reached out to her yesterday to ensure she knew I’d been misquoted but I wanted to clear this up publicly as well."

Whew, it's a good thing The Juice* never transcribes things incorrectly or misquotes anyone. That would be really irresponsible of us!

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