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“Since Everett shared his outdated opinion, gay parents, as well as their friends and families, have voiced overwhelming disappointment.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.
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