In an interview with BBC World News on Monday, Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons claimed most of his public declarations are taken out of context, and when it comes to gay marriage, he says “I wish I would have buttoned my lip.” Though he told the Huffington Post that same-sex marriage could lead to incestuous father/son relationships, he now thinks gay marriage is “just fine.”
He’s also not convinced smoking causes cancer, and doesn’t think “placing a hand on [a woman's] behind” is sexual harassment.
From the interview:
“I make a comment in discussion, and it’s called a public pronouncement? It’s not a public pronouncement, it’s my own personal opinion!”
But giving your opinion to a Huffington Post writer is pretty much the definition of “public pronouncement.” Are we missing something?
Check out his wildly confusing explanation at BBC News. He’s almost indecisive enough to run for office!