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GLAAD, Family Equality Council Take Rupert Everett To Task Over Gay Parenting Quote

Rupert Everett’s stance on the fitness of gays to raise children — hint: he’s not a fan — has incited some criticism from, well, everyone. Among the backlashers is GLAAD, who issued this statment:

“Since Everett shared his outdated opinion, gay parents, as well as their friends and families, have voiced overwhelming disappointment. Children aren’t hurt when raised by caring gay parents, but they are when uninformed people in the public eye insult their families.”

The Family Equality Council responded with some facts and figures stating that “more than 30 years of scientific research shows overwhelmingly that children raised by parents who are LGBT do equally as well as their counterparts raised by heterosexual parents.”

This, however, isn’t the first time Everett has voiced his views on gay parents, calling surrogacy “egocentric and vain” a few years back:

“But this whole idea of two gay guys filling a cocktail shaker with their sperm and impregnating some grim lesbian and then it gets cut out is just really weird. If I did have the impulse to be a parent, I would adopt—or foster.”

Well it seems that impulse is as dead as his career but still twice as likely to make a comeback.

Photo: Vicki Neave

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Sep 17, 2012
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  • 50 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Can Everett just leagally change his name to “Bitter Betty” and get it over with?

      I get why he wouldn’t want children, he is from a broken home, worked as a prostitute, had his troubles with drugs etc…. but he also has a tendancy to blame everything in his live on something else.

      He got a lot of parts in movies after his breakout role in “My Best Friends Wedding”, none of the movies did well (“The Next Best Thing” with Madonna anybody?) So after being in a string of bombs, he now says he wasn’t a successful actor because he was gay.

      No, you got LOTS of roles, the movies just tanked Rupert.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Dalmas
      Joe Dalmas

      Why worry about the opinion of an ex-hustler who’s so unhappy with himself (beginning with his face, which he surgically changed into the ugly mask he wears now) that he would condescend on his own people — and for what purpose, publicity? Alright, so he desperately needs to be noticed now that no one gives a $#!% about him anymore. Let him spew his venom, it’ll only hurt him.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaTeesha
      LaTeesha

      See, kids, this is why drugs and prostitution are dangerous and a bad idea. They could turn you into someone like Rupert Everett.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      It’s still pretty funny to see all of you queens pretending to get the vapors over what Rupert said. Guess the guy hit a nerve, huh? The sad-but-hilarious spectacle of a bunch of Marys throwing a hissy fit makes his comment worthwhile. Thanks for the laughter, Rupert!

      Sep 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mjl-428
      Mjl-428

      @Eric Auerbach: are you done?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Eric Auerbach:

      Not as funny as somebody like you who hangs out on gay blogs to get their little digs in. Guess the wife and kids think you’re looking up sports scores right?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      Rupert Everett’s remarks are unfortunate,but WHY must we hold
      “gay icons” to expectations of Christ-like perfection,and
      go postal when they fail to meet them? SILLY.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Guillermo3:

      We aren’t holding him to an expectation of Christ-like perfection. We are expecting him not to side against civil rights. That is just basically not being a dick.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      “Grim Lesbians” What an a_ss hole (and the the good kind either)

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Cam: Cam,please change “we” to I,
      and speak for yourself.
      Evidently,you didn’t get my point:Holding ANYONE to impossibly
      high standards is unrealistic,disregards they fact
      [sorry fact,or not]that he/she is only human.It is unfair to both
      the object and the holder of those standards,and is bound to lead to
      to disapointment.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Guillermo3:

      What is impossibly high about not expecting Everett to advocate for second class status for gays?

      You seem to have a very low bar for “Christ Like”.

      Asking somebody to not be a self hating bigot is not asking a huge amount.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      So now we have the obligatory circus of the GLAAD thought police piling on as always. Who died and made them the boss of gays? This is the kind of snarky comment he is famous for, and it sounded like a joke to me. When are we going to learn to take a joke and let people be what they are and not be such control freaks about the gay “brand”.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Boytoy
      Boytoy

      I guess I’m out of the loop,because i don’t know who this heterosexist jackass is,and now that i see he’s an imbecile,I couldn’t care less.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      I do agree with his comments on surrogacy. There are real ethical problems that should not be removed from being debated out of false ideas of political correctness. Just how egomaniacal do people have to be to pay the poor to act as incubators for their privileged seed, just so they can have the upper-middle class lifestyle accessory that is a real biological child?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      “Some grim lesbian”???

      Wow, ol’ Rupert really is thick, isn’t he?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro
      Taliaferro

      Rupert is an actor, a person who speaks the lines that others write, moves according to the director’s instructions, and obviously has some bitterness about like in general. What does he know about parenting or being raised by two gay men. Obviously he is better at reciting lines others write.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8
      Aidan8

      @Eric Auerbach: Eric, when you swallow do you ask Jesus for forgiveness?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      @Aidan8: You sure got my number, Aidan. Nevermind that I am no longer a believer in Jesus. And nevermind that I’ve never performed “oral,” as you ladies call it, on a man — though I have had it performed on me, I will admit ;-)

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8
      Aidan8

      @Eric Auerbach: Oh Eric…. your testosterone levels are just driving me wild….. how can one man be so butch?

      P.S. Don’t worry, we’ll never tell about all those times you blew your friend Tommy under the high school bleachers…

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      @Aidan8: You think this is all about “testosterone” and being “butch”? Are you by any chance from the 70s? Grow the eff up.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Cam: Cam,I’m not sure,but
      you might be right about my “low bar”,though I certainly not
      intending to hold anyone to Christ-like standards,even Christ.
      What I am sure of is that you just don’t get it/Perhaps
      you can’t,more’s the pity….So:Never mind.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Aidan8: Oh,Aidan,
      You’re bad__I love it!

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8
      Aidan8

      @Eric Auerbach: Oh my, now look who got her panties in a knot…. must of struck a nerve somewhere…. lol

      Sep 18, 2012 at 12:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sailor374
      sailor374

      Rupert is just trying to distance himself from the gay community.He blames his lackluster
      career on his coming out as gay,when in fact his mediocre acting talent is responsible for
      his lack of success as an actor.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 12:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Eric Auerbach: Aiden may need
      to “grow the eff up”[though from the wit of his comments,
      I doubt it], but you ,Eric Auerbach, appear to badly need
      a brain implant. One hopes your body won’t reject it as a
      foreign substance.
      Seriously,queer-hating commenters like you[sadly,there have
      been,and there probably will be many],fixated on spewing venom
      on LGBT sites,often have problems with their own orientation:
      shame,anger,denial,and/or self-hatred.I suppose I should feel
      compassion for you,but being fresh out of pity,I suggest you
      take your hatred somewhere else.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joincny
      Joincny

      @Eric Auerbach: Eric, You’re sucha manly man! I bet all the boys swoon over you. Don’t try to deny it! ;)

      Sep 18, 2012 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Cam: Nice one,Cam !

      Sep 18, 2012 at 2:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Joincny: But Joincy, Look at all
      the advantages,the convenience, of all the boys swooning over
      Eric! That makes it so much easier for him to suck them.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 2:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      My partner is an amazing father. His children have never wanted for ANYTHING. They have their entire college careers (through graduate school) completely paid for. They have been given the best of the best their entire life. He would give anything to them and for them.

      How is he a worse father than someone who drops out of sight to avoid paying child support on a child they have only seen once in their lifetime? Could someone please tell me that?

      Also, both of his children are amazing. One is pulling a 3.8 in honors classes and is about to apply to college in 2013. The other works 60 hours a week and is about to return to school to pursue his dreams. I really, wish my father would have been half as good as my partner is with his kids.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @Eric Auerbach: Oh, you better fucking believe he hit a nerve. After watching just how good of a father a gay guy can make first hand, I can not stand anyone thinking that a straight dead beat dad is doing a better job.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @Guillermo3: Cam speaks for me and most everyone I know. I’m proud to have him represent us. As for you, I did not realize that expecting someone to respect the rights of others was such a foreign concept as you make it out to be. However, since you show no respect for anyone but yourself I’m really not surprised.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @viveutvivas: I didn’t realize Rupert was a comedian. You definitely can not tell that from his movies!

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @viveutvivas: Do your views also go for women that can not conceive or carry a child that are in a heterosexual marriage? If so, I can kind of sort of understand where you are coming from. I think that adoption is a wonderful thing and there are plenty of children in foster care.

      Also, if I ever did go the surrogate route, I would want it to be someone I know well that is willing to sign over her parental rights but still be in the child’s life, and I would absolutely make it known that she is the child’s mother. I believe that the more people in a child’s life that actually love that child the better (as long as they positively influence the child’s life).

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @Joincny: I think Eric forgot to mention that the reason that he has never performed “oral” on a man is because the second he sees a dick he is flat on his back with his ass in the air.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @tdx3fan: tdx3fan,your comment
      to me ismostly incomprehensible gibberish,HOWEVER:FROM WHAT
      LITTLE IS TRANSLATABLE(VERY LITTLE)WHAT LEADS you TO BELIEVE
      THAT “RESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS” IS
      A FOREIGN CONCEPT TO ME?
      In any case,you are in correct:I even respect the rights
      of dog shit like Eric Auerbach.
      Do please work on your reading,comprehension,and writing skills,
      tdx3fan.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @tdx3fan: Continuing:tdx3fan,
      please read my comment above,#26.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @viveutvivas:

      I LOVE your disingenuous nature.

      You first comment that dissagreeing with him is akin to being thought police etc… and then LATER in a different post you talk about your own problems with surragacy etc…

      So lets be honest here. Your REAL issue is that you agree with him. Be an adult and just say that rather than trying to hide it behind a bunch of B.S.

      The fact is, Everett made a stupid comment, you agree with it, end of story.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      @Guillermo3: You accuse Cam of calling out Everett and being angry at Everett’s words because he holds him to a high standard and doesn’t get it, what exactly is he not supposed to be getting? That expecting Everett not to sound like a bitter idiot and drag down gay dads who have been wonderful parents to their children is too much to ask for?

      Sep 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FStratford
      FStratford

      washed up actor. Next!

      Sep 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Niall: May I ask,Niall:What is
      your first language?Not,I fervently hope,English.
      In any case,would you please tell me where and how I “accuse
      Cam of calling out Everett and being angry at Everett’ words
      because he holds him to a high standard and doesn’t get it…..
      …etc.,etc.,etc.,etc.,etc.,etc.” WHERE did I accuse Cam of anything?

      Sep 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DrewEurope
      DrewEurope

      Rupert Everett’s memoirs are being serialised by the Daily Mail and the interview was given to the Daily Telegraph – the two most rightwing mainstream publications in the UK. His comments reflect his calculation of his new target market – middle England, middle-class people who resemble his his own parents as he describes them (lovingly) in his book. He has always veered between an unconvincing enfant terrible persona and a scarcely more convincing upper middle class privilege. “If only I weren’t so posh/gay/outrageous – but I just can;t help myself. I tell it like it is.” No, he tells it like his audience wants to hear it – people who enjoy the naughty frisson of knowing “one of them” but who are ultimately glad to have their own prejudices confirmed. In the interests of disclosure, I have two adopted kids and split my time between the continent and precisely the country/county audience he seeks to address. He is entitled to his (inane) opinions, I suppose. I just wish he’d drop he notion that they somehow place him “out there” in some post-gay groovy sexo-sphere. He is a shire Tory and good luck to him – he just needs to make his peace with that. I can’t say his parents seem to have done the best job of raising him either.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      @Guillermo3: Maybe “accuse” wasn’t the right word, but

      @Guillermo3: you say he doesn’t get it in this reply? And you also say expecting Everett not to make comments like this is holding him to Christ-like perfection, which is just silly.

      And yes English is my first language, I could ask the same of you though, seeing as you type like a teenaged girl.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Niall: Nial,I DO TYPE BADLY,
      HOWEVER,I think YOU owe “teenaged[sic] girl”(s) an apology.
      I believe,reading back,that I wrote holding a “gay icon” to
      Christ-like standards.If you read my comment #11(making the,
      perhaps unwarranted,assumption that you can)replying to Cam,
      that what I feel he[?] didn’t get may be clear to you.
      Good luck,Nial,on your learning English!_Even most of the
      Scots and the Irish eventually learn a version of it.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      @Guillermo3: Yeah you might be right on that count, I think they probably make sense and their line formatting isn’t as spasticated as yours. And not to worry, my English is just fine, goodluck with working on your punctuation and learning to master the space bar on a keyboard, it’ll go a long way.

      Sep 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Niall: Weak(and CHEAP)Shot,
      Niall.
      My writing makes perfect sense to those with an IQ larger
      than their shoe size,but you are correct:I do sometimes miss
      word-spacing.
      I’ll close with a stronger shot,though equally as cheap
      as yours:Get Fucked,You can’t be ht ugly.[Or can you?]

      Sep 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      @Guillermo3: Lmao, as weak as your shots at my English for whatever reason? And yeah keep telling yourself that your random use of spacing makes sense. You might want to work harder on taking shots at people, trying making sense too while at it. Try again lol.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      *try

      Sep 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Niall: Apparently,Niall,
      you are an idiot.BEGONE.Lmao!

      Sep 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      @Guillermo3: We’re getting there, wanna try for another? lol Spacing and punctuation must be really hard to grasp, pity.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Niall: Getting where ,c*nt Niall?
      There is nothing defective or incorrect(would that the same
      could be said for your brain)in the comment of mine to which you have
      attempted to reply.
      Give it a rest.You’re boring.

      Sep 22, 2012 at 2:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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