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Rupert Everett Stands By Gay Parenting Comments

The good news on this is I’m not applying for any sort of public office. I don’t want to be a (Member of Parliament), I don’t want to be in a council, I don’t want to be the head of (actors’ union) Equity. I’m just an individual with my own life and the things I want to do myself.

“I’m not against anybody doing anything… I’m not one of those people who wants to say, ‘Oh no, you can’t do that, you have got to pull the clocks back.’ Just I, personally, feel like that… I have loads of friends, gay friends, with children… I am not big into marriage, straight or gay, to be honest. I am very out of kilter with the rest of the world, I realize.”

Acclaimed actress Rupert Everett defends her stance on same-sex parents amid a backlash from gay rights advocacy groups on Brit talk show, This Morning, via the San Francisco Gate blog.

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15 Comments

  • niles

    Vile self-loathing lowlife and former (?) whore.

  • ncman

    Oh Lester Brathwaite, you’re having trouble with your pronouns again. Is it just a personal problem you have that causes you not to be able to refer to men with male pronouns? Is it just men that you don’t respect that you choose to refer to with female pronouns to show that lack of respect? All that really does is show your lack of respect for women. Using female pronouns as epithets only show your disregard for females.

  • Eric Auerbach

    Really, Lester? Calling him a “her” as a way to insult him? That’s some Boys in the Band $hit right there. Do you think what you did is funny because (a) your mind is stuck in the 50s and you still think gay men are, essentially, just women with dicks? Or men who *want* to be women? Or (b) because you’re a misogynist and you think femininity is inherently insulting?

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    One doesn’t need to call out a dumb fuck by using the anti-gay false gender labeling, does one, Lester?

    ******

    A better refrain would be:

    Who the fuck gives a fuck what the fuck this dumb fuck has to fucking say?

    See, now isn’t that better, and no anti-gay slurs were used or abused.

  • zaneymcbanes

    Calling Ms. Everett as she is isn’t homophobic or anti-woman, it’s making fun of her “oh-so-straight gay” attitude. Haven’t you all met those guys who describe themselves as “straight-acting” and then you meet them and they’re the biggest queens you’ve ever seen? Geez people, camp is our cultural heritage, do some research on your own community.

  • Eric Auerbach

    @zaneymcbanes: “…camp is our cultural heritage…”

    Mnn, no. Camp was always the province of a small percentage of (mostly educated, mostly urban) gay men. It was a culture created by gay men, but it wasn’t every (or even most) gay men’s culture. Besides, just because a bunch of guys who had no choice but to be in the closet 60 years ago got their kicks pretending they were Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce, doesn’t mean gay men in 2012 have to be happy with being treated as women, or be blind to homophobia and misogyny if it comes wrapped in faux-witty camp.

  • KRNYC

    Showing disdain for Rupert Everett by implying he’s femme is 100 percent as bad as his original comments.

    Shame.

  • dvlaries

    Oh, to hell with guy already. Perfectly good Queerty space you could have spent hunting some new photo sets of Alessandro Calza or Dallas Walker.

  • Niall

    If he’d just come out with this the first time and just gone with “marriage and raising children is not for me”, no one would have begrudged him and he wouldn’t come across as the bitter idiot he kinda is.

  • Rabbit

    Congratulations! I still stand by my comments that I think bad plastic surgery is WAY worse than being raised by two gay dads. What a fucking ass-shat!

  • PTBoat

    I think his years as a rent boy made him bitter toward anything that might even hint and assimilation. Everett has long made such thoughtlessly superlative comments throughout his time in the public eye and they’re usually angry and sad.

  • petensfo

    @Niall: Amen, sistah! (I put that in for all the kids worked up about demeaning Everett w/ a female pronoun- nothin’ against women, btw, although they do get slighted in the slam)
    Aaaaanyway…. I read it somewhere & apologize for not being able to say who/where, but essentially on Everett, What he means to say is, ‘I too would be horrified to have 2 dads as selfish, & idiotic as am I.’
    We must concede… on that he definitely has a point.

  • Rockery

    @Eric Auerbach:

    Get off it and stop being such a drama queen, it was funny.

  • Rockery

    @Eric Auerbach:

    and “queen” was not intentional, but the shoe does fit, you do seem to be a bitter old queen if you are complaining about Lester’s comment

  • BayAreaHomo

    Meh. Everett hasn’t been relevant in at least a decade, and the next time someone insists that he can’t play a role because he’s queer, we should just leave him twisting in the wind.

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