The actress has faced criticism for playing into stereotypes. Vergara spoke out against her critics.
"What’s wrong with being a stereotype?. Gloria’s character is inspired by my mom and my aunt. They are both Latin women who grew up in Colombia, like me. They love color, prints and shoes."
Vergara said it upsets her when "Latinos complain about Gloria."
"I am grateful for the opportunity because the gringos have let me in with this strong accent I have. Eight years ago nobody had an accent like this on television,"