Modern Family star hits back at troll for mocking his newborn son's name

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Photo: Instagram

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has slammed a troll on social media after they criticised his son's name - Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita.

Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, welcomed their son into the world last week, sharing the news on social media.

The 44-year-old actor posted to Twitter after his sons' birth, explaining how they landed on the name Beckett Mercer.

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Photo: Instagram (Jesse Tyler Ferguson)

"We have always loved the name Beckett and the middle name, Mercer is the street in NYC where we got married almost 7 years ago!" he wrote. "We are so thrilled to be new dads!"


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The news was shared on People magazines Instagram page, where they captioned it "Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a dad!"

"The actor and his husband Justin Mikita have welcomed a "little bundle of joy" — Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita." the post continued. "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three."

Despite the sweet the reason behind the name, one person commented: "What a stupid name seriously lol."

Their remark prompted Ferguson to hit back at the troll.


Replying '"If we can just all get along as one nation' -- you four Instagram posts ago. Sending love to you sir from us and Beckett."

Referring to a post that was seen on the troll's Instagram page that showed an image of former US president George W. Bush alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama and current First Lady Melania Trump.

Ferguson also posted a screenshot of the exchange to Twitter, alongside the caption: "Sometimes it's just fun to poke the trolls."

"The religious fanatics however are another story. They flock to social media like a moth to a flame when LGBTQ people get married or have children. I steer clear of them."

"It's not worth giving them the attention," the 44-year-old pointed out.

Miktia posted a photo of a onesie to Instagram on July 7 to announce the news, with the caption "It's Beckett, B---h!"


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"Thanks to the incredible team at Summerlin hospital - especially Collette" he continued. "Thanks for taking care of us. Welcome to the world, Beckett Mercer. We love you more than I could've ever dreamed of."

He ended the post with: "Thanks for all the messages and congratulations. We are over the moon."