“I’ve now had all this hate mail and there have been death threats, too,” Everett told The Telegraph at a lunch for his new memoir, The Vanished Years. “All the queens out there now have it in for me. I’m loathed by them. I’m having to take evasive action.”
You know what might be the most evasive action? Shutting the hell up. But hey, this memoir ain’t gonna sell itself.
Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, added his voice to the gay men’s chorus decrying Everett, saying, “Rupert should get out a little bit more to see the facts for himself. There is absolutely no evidence that the kids of gay parents suffer in the way they are being brought up or in how they develop.”
But the 53-year-old actor is nothing if not consistent. In 2009 he called surrogacy “egocentric and vain” and as The Telegraph reports, in 2010, he said, “I could never do that to a child,” regarding gay adoption. “Can you imagine what it would be like having your two dads coming to school speech days? And hearing those awful queeny rows while you are trying to get to sleep?”