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Wed Jul 30 04:57:10 SAST 2014

'Modern Family' creator tweets gay marriage jibe at Ann Romney

Sapa-AFP | 30 August, 2012 12:16
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talks with his wife Ann as they listen to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie deliver the keynote address during the second session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talks with his wife Ann as they listen to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie deliver the keynote address during the second session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012.
Image by: BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS

The creator of TV series ‘Modern Family’ has fired off a barbed tweet about gay marriage at Ann Romney, after the wife of the Republican White House hopeful said it was her favourite TV show.

Romney named the show – which features a high-profile gay couple, Mitch and Cam – as her top television pick in an interview on the eve of her speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Her husband Mitt, who was formally chosen as the Republican candidate for November elections on Tuesday, is against legalising gay marriage, in contrast to the liberal and progressive President Barack Obama, who publically supports gay rights.

Steve Levitan, creator of Modern Family, tweeted his double-edged response after Ann Romney gave her thumbs-up for his show in comments aired Monday.

"Thrilled Ann Romney says ModFam is her favourite show. We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal," he said.

Ann Romney's speech at the Tampa convention was widely praised as an attempt to soften the image of her husband, who is due to address the Republican gathering at its climax on Thursday.

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