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What the @#$%! is 'Family' kid about to say?

AP / Today
Little Lily shocks her "Modern Family" by swearing on Wednesday's show.

Wednesday's episode of "Modern Family" hasn't even aired yet, but it's already controversial.

The episode, called "Little Bo Bleep," has been in the news for weeks now. On the show, 2-year-old Lily delivers an F-bomb, shocking her dads, who are prepping her to serve as a flower girl.

The actress who plays Lily, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, is actually 4, and she doesn't really say the word in question. In a reversal of Ralphie in "A Christmas Story," she actually said "Fudge!" But the show then bleeped the word and pixelated her mouth, leaving the impression she actually swore.

One protest against the episode comes from 18-year-old McKay Hatch, a student at Utah's Brigham Young University, who started the No Cussing Club at his California junior high back in 2007, when he was just 14. Hatch, who has appeared on the "Tonight Show," has asked ABC to pull the episode, the Associated Press reports. The network has made no comment on the show.

On Sunday, "Modern Family" won the Golden Globe for best TV comedy or musical.

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