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Cory Monteith's Mom

Klugman's Son is Wrong

My Son Deserves This

9/22/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cory Monteith's mom thinks Jack Klugman's son has it all wrong -- because Cory could have been the next Jack Klugman had he lived.

Ann McGregor thinks Adam Klugman is being unfair, telling TMZ her son is absolutely worthy of getting a special in memoriam honor at tonight's Emmy Awards ... even though Jack isn't getting one.

Ann tells us she believes you cannot judge worthiness by a person's age because her son was on a path of greatness -- not only with his acting and singing abilities ... but with the charitable work he did.

Ann tells us, "If he had lived 30 more years he would have accomplished much more."

Ann believes Adam Klugman is misdirected ... and thinks its coming from a place of a son who loves and misses his father.

FYI -- Ann isn't going to the Emmys tonight and won't even watch because she says it's too painful.

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31.

erkg    

I think both are speaking because they miss loved ones, who wouldn't miss them - however, the tributes are based on what they have achieved, not what they MAY HAVE achieved. Plain and simple.

306 days ago
32.

Ruth    

No one knows if he could have been the next Jack Klugman if he had lived....he did not live due to his own addictions and stupidity. Jack Klugman deserves all the recognition the academy should have given him.

306 days ago
33.

jj    

I'm a "younger" person who has seen the show Glee and watched it during its 1st and 2nd season. Additionally, I'm a tv junkie who has a great appreciation of classic 1950s to 1970s television, having watched many reruns as a child and continue to do so. That being said, with exception to Leah Michelle and Amber Riley, everyone else on the show has mediocre singing skills - not terrible - but just mediocre. The acting on the show is fine as well and the actor who plays "Kurt" did a good job in those two seasons I watched. Yes, it's sad that Cory is dead, but the Emmy's are going to bypass two ICONIC tv stars over someone on a show that's way past its prime? As much as everyone wants to be considered "iconic" and important, Cory is no where near these people. He doesn't even exist in the same stratosphere as them. Yes, the fans "freaked out" on Twitter over his death, but it doesn't mean he's comparable to Tony Soprano, Edith Bunker, JR Ewing, etc. He was on one show - that's it - and did not leave the audience wanting more from him. He wasn't even on River Phoenix's level of talent - now there's a junkie who had lots of talent and blew it all away. When they "honor" him tonight, I hope they stress what drugs can do to you. At least make it into a precautionary story if they're going to ignore icons.

306 days ago
34.

Mandy    

I think she's wrong. In this case, it doesn't matter what he may have been. He simply wasn't. Honor him in a more appropriate manor. He didn't deserve this. It's taking away from others who did.

306 days ago
35.

kitnplayn    

...if he would have lived another 30 years? But, he didn't live another 30 years, because he was a selfish junkie. That is not to be applauded.
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...you cannot judge worthiness by a person's age? Well, nobody said this argument was about age. This argument is about Jack Klugman and his lifetime body of contributions to the entertainment industry, it is not about his age. Nice try, but you are a just a selfish bitch like your son was a selfish bitch. Jack Klugman earned these accolades, over 65 years of hard work. You son never worked a hard day in his life.

306 days ago
36.

buggaz    

"her son was on a path of greatness"

Ummm....no. He was and would have been a loser. Hey, you raised him, though I do feel very sorry for the cir***stance. Yeah, loser nevertheless.

306 days ago
37.

jpinPHX    

I feel bad for the mom. When your son is doing drugs at 13/14, steals from his family, continues doing drugs then eventually dies of an overdose is a clear path that he wasn't receiving any parenting. Mr Klugman paid his dues, he deserves to be honored. Her son deserved a better parent.

306 days ago
38.

Barbara    

You honor people for their actual accomplishments, not their potential. Who knows where Cory would have been in 30 years? Sure, he might have achieved the status of Klugman or Hagman - or he could have been in a feature in the "Where are they now?" section of the tabloids.

306 days ago
39.

Areader    

For Ken Ehrlich to exclude Jack Klugman who began his career in the late 1940s and won three Emmys is a shame!

306 days ago
40.

LeeInOceanside    

Cory Monteith's mom thinks Jack Klugman's son has it all wrong -- because Cory could have been the next Jack Klugman had he lived.
BUT HE DIDN'T LIVE. HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT THAT TOOK HIS SPECIAL LIFE AND DIED. WHETHER HE HAD 30 YEARS OR 50 YEARS MORE NO ONE WILL KNOW WHAT HE WOULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, HE DOES NOT DESERVE WHAT JACK KLUGMAN BUILT HIS WHOLE LIFE ON AND THAT WAS A CAREER THAT TOUCHED MILLIONS. CORY WAS A DRUG ADDICT. SORRY TO SAY IT AND YOU CANNOT DENY IT. HE KILLED HIMSELF.

306 days ago
41.

d chris lafaso    

This is a total insult to the tv legends who have passed on. You have to remember the Emmy's are really only a television show and they're going for ratings. Everything is about getting the younger people to watch their show. So their only going for the one hit wonders and pop culture.

306 days ago
42.

TMS    

Jack Klugan got screwed. Corey was in one mediocre show and chances are, he would have faded out after Glee ended given his drug problems.

306 days ago
43.

TheRealJerseyShore    

Talk about misdirected. Jack Klugman is a LEGEND!! Sorry Ann but your son was not on a path to greatness, he went down his drug addicted path which is why he OD'd.

306 days ago
44.

Jamie T    

Just letting you all know ;)
"but with the charitable he work he did."
Always proofread tmz...

306 days ago
45.

deanna    

So they are gonna portray a person that died from a drug overdose instead of a Holly wood ICON!!!!!!!! I'm not watching the Emmys .....I'm boycotting the trashy show .

306 days ago
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