THE BANISHED QUEER

Rupert Everett Receiving “Death Threats” Over Series Of Gay Parenting Comments

Already condemned by GLAAD and the Family Equality Council for his apparently never-ending diatribe against gay parenthood and marriage, Rupert Everett now has reason to fear for his life.

“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?”

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17 Comments

  • fagburn

    If Dame Rupert is receiving serious “death threats” why hasn’t he reported them to the police?
    Silly old drama queen.

  • petensfo

    bullshit…

    I’m surprised he doesn’t have Sir Elton on caller-ID.

  • Rockery

    But seriously if anyone IS giving him death threats then they should be arrested, that is excessive it’s not THAT serious. It’s just his opinions people take things to far, teasing is one thing, death threats is another…

  • alexoloughlin

    Notice he gives his views to a right wing anti-gay daily rag, the Telegraph. They’ll make hay out of this one, especially the right wing hate group, Christian Institute which has been spearheading opposition to marriage equality in the UK, not that they will get very far.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Why did Queerty put “death threats” in quotes, as if Everett were exaggerating? Jesus Christ, the man has a right to his opinion, as do all of us, even if you don’t agree with it. You guys love to throw around the word “tolerance” . . . until it doesn’t fit your agenda, and then intolerance becomes perfectly acceptable.

  • GreatGatsby2011

    I suppose I’ll take my coffee on the veranda, since Rupert’s already on the cross.

  • Dumdum

    I cannot imagine anyone but the right wing planting these alleged death threats to make us look bad. Or it is just another publicity stunt. Death threats seem rather extreme for someone who has taken an unpopular position on issues that are very important to many of us queer folk.

  • LaTeesha

    He loves his melodrama that’s for sure.

  • John

    Maybe he needs to come over here and we’ll see which of the two of us sounds queeny. Talk about bigotry and stereotypes! Get your little brain out of the last century, Rupert. There’s ample evidence by now to demonstrate that children raised by gay parents do BETTER — in life and as human beings — and have no such issues. Rather, they’re proudly outspoken about it.

    Or we could take the Conservative’s pro-life position and have kids with just one parent (who doesn’t want them in the first place.) Which is the greater burden, bigot?

    If you get death threats you should consider yourself flattered. By my book, you’re barely worth these keystrokes… and suffering through your ill-minded existence is the least penance you owe for the ill-will you bring to people who have done nothing to harm you or anyone else.

  • John

    @BJ McFrisky: Uhm… tolerance is about letting others think what they want, live as they want. It is NOT about allowing others to tromp on you or attempt to deprive you of the same rights heteros already enjoy. So no, “tolerance” does not mean letting people speak lies about you, or do you harm in any other way. Our very existence doesn’t do anyone harm, so yes, THEY need to practice tolerance. Capiche?

  • Niall

    Well that sucks, but I’d be lying if I said I felt bad for him.

  • BrokebackBob

    Hey Rupert, if your’re gonna say such outrageous untrue things at the
    top of your queeny voice, suck it up!! If you don’t want these things
    to happen, get out of all media and stay out. You are the past, the
    distant Studio 54 past. Just sit back in your rocking chair and
    watch your old awful movie you made with Madonna you hypocrite.

  • balehead

    Death threats are wrong, period…..

  • KirkR

    This old bitter queen is still alive? Thought she was gone…

  • oilburner

    His opinion is his opinion i find no offense in anything he says or anything he doesnt say. It’s just one peopsons opinion and he’s entitled to it as are the rest of us.

  • jmmartin

    As a person who fell for Rupert upon viewing “Another Country,” just so you know where I am coming from, I must say that if we cannot have serious debate without even the threat of violence in our discourse on what it means to be different, then we mirror the general population in unsavory and unclean ways. We need not behave like leftist and rightwing nut job extremists in our public airing of differences within the difference. Throwing bombs at each other is not only counterproductive, it is debased submission to the herd instinct and we, of all people, should be better than that.

  • balehead

    He’s brilliant!! Does anyone remember free speech anymore?….

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