Gleeand Modern Family are pitted against each in several major Emmy Award categories tomorrow night, including Best Comedy Series, but their rivalry has bloomed into a feud thanks to some comments from Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland. As a guest on E!’s Fashion Police on Friday night, the actress who plays the oldest daughter of Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen mocked the red-carpet stylings of Glee‘s star, Lea Michele. “It’s like a slow-motion picture kind of thing. It’s just like, she puts her hands on her hips like this and like sticks out her collarbones — I don’t know if you can see — she sticks out her collarbones to make her look skinnier and she goes sticks out her lips,” she said, while simultaneously performing an impression. Watch the clip below.
Offended Gleeks apparently expressed their displease on Twitter, because the 20-year-old star defended herself online with a frenzy of Tweets but refused to apologize for her remarks: “Ok. I’m addressing this Lea thing … I did not intend for my comments to be taken in a malicious way … In no way am I jealous of Lea Michelle. I’m happy with my own life and am not jealous of anyone elses n the world … Congrats Lea. U know how to work the red carpet. I can’t take it as seriously as you. That’s all I wanted to show on FP. It’s strange to me … I can’t take myself that seriously. I don’t like the red carpet. I feel silly. So props to her for knowing what she’s doing and enjoying it … I’ll be talking more about this at the Emmys tomorrow if y’all don’t believe me and want to hear it from me outloud … But I won’t apologize. I’m an outspoken person. I own what I said about that outfit. And I mimicked what I saw with my own two eyes … The end. Tune into the red carpet tmrw! “
I’ve done a little homework, and Michele does take her red carpet seriously. Very seriously. (Scroll to 13:53.) But she’s hardly the only actor to do so. Even Hyland has some game. Since I’m forcing myself to care about this, I’d say Hyland might want to apologize.
What do you think?