While Cam Tucker certainly has a sizable following, it’s impossible to deny that he’s not an unanimous favorite among Modern Family believers. In fact, if you perused Reddit, you would find several threads about the character loaded with dislike towards him. A now-deleted user created a thread asking people to name their least favorite character, and Cam came up countless times, and in its own thread, u/Trick_Remove_4593 named Cam as his pick for the series’ worst character . One Reddit user even tried to find out why Cam is so hated in a separate thread.
Looking at these and other examples of fan discussion, the main reason Cam is disliked by many is because of his personality. People seem to think of him as egocentric, egotistical, and even immature, which are hardly shiny traits for a character to like. If that’s really how you feel about the Modern Family staples, you’ll be glad to know that a series centered on him, Mitchell, and their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) isn’t going to happen. According to Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the proposed project was written down, but ABC had no interest in pursuing it once Modern Family came to an end (via Entertainment Tonight).
Like any television character, Cam has his fans as well as his detractors. Regardless of which camp you’re in, it’s impossible to deny that “Modern Family” would be a very different – possibly worse off – program without it.