Alain Delon, the French film star best-known to American audiences for his torrid portrayal of a bisexual murderer in the 1960 thriller Purple Noon, the first adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, has stated that he believes same-sex couples shouldn’t be allowed to raise children.
While being interviewed by France 2, a French public national television channel, Delon was asked about controversial comments he made in July that same-sex couples should be prohibited from having children.
“Yes, it is against nature, I’m sorry,” he responded.
It’s little surprise then that 77-year-old Delon is not an avid supporter of his country’s marriage equality law, which was passed in May.
“We are here to love a woman, to woo a woman, not to flirt with or get picked up by guys,” he said, before attempting to soften the blow a bit. “I’m not against gay marriage, I do not give a damn, but I am against the adoption of children.”
It’s also unsurprising that Delon, like many who espouse antigay rhetoric, has had a messy personal life. Once considered one of the most beautiful men in cinema (Vivien Leigh is reported to have turned him down as a costar, saying she could never work with a man who was prettier than she), Delon has been married three times. Rumors of bisexuality followed him throughout his career and he denied paternity of a son born to actress-singer Nico, despite the child being adopted and raised by Delon’s mother.
h/t: Pink News