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Emmy Winner Peter MacNicol

Cory Tribute is Great

... For Drug Awareness

9/22/2013 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Emmy winner Peter MacNicol is not buying what Jack Klugman's angry son is selling because Peter thinks the tribute to Cory Monteith could actually save lives.

MacNicol -- who won an Emmy for "Ally McBeal" and also starred in classics like "Ghostbusters II" and "Sophie's Choice" -- tells TMZ tonight's tribute to Cory will create enormous drug awareness and possibly reach thousands of teens on a path of destruction.

Peter doesn't think it matters that Cory died without a single Emmy. He says, "If we are going to get into a merit system based on longevity then we are in trouble."

Tell that to Adam Klugman -- who is furious that his 3-time Emmy winning deceased father is barely getting a mention at tonight's ceremony.

But MacNicol says, "The memoriam is not only to honor those who completed a full marathon."

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61.

redrock64    

Just a typical moron who nobody mentioned a word of until they spout some truly stupid chit. This idiot is void of the reality the rest of us live in!

339 days ago
62.

KAT    

This tribute is not good for drug awareness. His drug problem is not mentioned. They are celebrating his life and his 1 primetime roll on Glee. If anything is shows youth that you too can adorned by having a drug problem and dying unexpectedly.

339 days ago
63.

Mark    

Peter, you're comments are a disgrace to the thousands of actors and actresses who have handled the job with grace and dignity. Cory Montieth was not just a drug abuser, his drug of choice was heroin. There is no room in the industry to idolize the likes of Cory Montieth. He set a perpetually bad example for youth and adults alike. His death and a tribute to him sets even a worse example. We have been on a drug awareness campaign for decades, and if Cory Montieth didn't get the message, what makes you think that turning him into some kind of martyr will help anyone else ?

Here is your drug awareness campaign......stop me if you've heard it before....

DON'T DO DRUGS KIDS !!!! THEY ARE DANGEROUS TO YOUR LIFE AND THEY ARE ILLEGAL !!!! TAKE IT FROM CORY MONTIETH YOUR HERO !!

There are days when some people in Hollywood should just keep their mouths shut....excuse Mr. MacNicol...you missed your cue !!

339 days ago
64.

dri    

Honoring a drug addict who died by his own habit...how the hell does that bring awareness....just shows kids ...lets do drug and if...we die we get praised on national television....Jack Klugman deserved that tribute, but then again he was an incredible talent and not some idiotic fool filling himself up with drugs.......Hollywood has become a town of douches......

339 days ago
65.

jbeans    

How many have already died from drugs? If they haven't learned it yet, this sure isn't going to change thier mind. This is what is wrong with America...idolizing bad behavior

339 days ago
66.

no one important    

Please! Like Monteith has never heard of Heath Ledger. These celebrities know all about drugs but the stupid emmys thinks more kids will watch the show. When in reality no one watches the show.

339 days ago
67.

rainny    

This really ticks me off....he was a kid that died, yes from drugs but still he DIED.... I'm so tired of everyone trying to be judge n executioner. Why shouldn't he get honored? Just because he was on 1 show? Look what happened when Michael Jackson died...they televised his funeral and even YEARS later every summer they play tributes to him and he was a drug addict. I was a fan of Cory and Michael and having lost quite a few friends and relatives from drugs and yes even heroine doesn't mean we shouldnt have celebrated their lives! Ppl make me sick with such comments as I have seen here.... Cory had a mother and a father and siblings and friends and family and a beautiful girlfriend who I am sure are truly devastated by his death just as his fans are.... I have just 1 wish for the whole world and thats to stop judging ppl we dnt know personally and to HELP ppl instead of talking down on someone as if ur on chit dnt stink!!!!

316 days ago
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