Gay British actor Rupert Everett is raising eyebrows with recent comments he made about gay parenting. The star of films like “Shakespeare In Love” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” told the Sunday Times Magazine that he “can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads… Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion.” Everett, who is currently playing Oscar Wilde in “The Judas Kiss” in London, revealed his unexpected viewpoint while discussing his current boyfriend meeting his mother, Sara.
Were he heterosexual and had in that state made such a statement he would have been excoriated and demonized by nearly everyone.
This isn’t the first time Everett, who has previously called gay parenting “egocentric and vain,” has caused controversy. In 2009, just days after Michael Jackson died, the actor called the musician “a freak” who “looked like a character from Shrek” and was a “black to white minstrel.”
Naturally the HuffPo can’t help sniping, following the story with a listing of ‘homophobic celebrities’. Sure… Everett is homophobic… Sure he is.