Does Rupert Everett have a career anymore? The openly gay British actor makes headlines these days for being bitter and snide, not for his acting chops. Of course, he claims that people won’t hire him because he’s gay… but could it be because he’s just generally unpleasant, and no one wants to work with him?
Rupert’s latest cause is to mock and criticize other gay men. Specifically, gay men who want to get married or father children through surrogacy. Rupert calls the gay movement’s focus on marriage rights “tiresome” and says that the movement is populated by “middle-aged queens”. Regarding surrogacy, Rupert thinks it’s all so “egocentric and vain”. For the love of…
Rupert Everett has launched a scathing attack on gay men who father children – branding them “egocentric and vain”. The openly gay actor slammed surrogacy for homosexual couples as “utterly horrendous” – and poured scorn on gay marriages.
And he rounded on the “tiresome” gay movement, insisting it is populated by “middle-class queens”.
The My Best Friend’s Wedding star told the Daily Beast website: “I think this surrogacy thing is crap. It is utterly hideous. I think it’s egocentric and vain.”
“And these endless IVF treatments people go through. I mean, if you are meant to have babies then great. 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. But this whole thing of forcing the idea of parenthood on us gay men is so bogus. Marriage? Babies? Please. I want to be illegal. I want to live outside the mainstream.”
He added: “Or am I slightly ahead of the curve? It has to change. These awful middle-class queens – which is what the gay movement has become – are so tiresome. It’s all Abercrombie & Fitch and strollers. Everybody has the right to do what they want to do, but still…”
It’s not the first time the actor has expressed strong views.
In June last year he was forced to apologise after branding British soldiers “whining wimps”.
[From The Daily Mail]
“I want to be illegal… I want to live outside the mainstream.” Okay, that’s fine. If it gets Rupert hot and bothered to think he’s some kind of sexual outlaw, rock out with your c*ck out, whatever. But to mock all of those men who actually don’t want to be outside of the mainstream, who see their sexuality as natural? What then?
Here’s something else that bothers me – a lot of what Rupert is saying is stuff even the most rabid right-wingers doesn’t have the cajones to say. Will Rupert’s words be used as a justification for straight people to bash homosexuals the same way? It just makes me sick. Gay men bashing gay men… when will it stop? Perhaps the Gay Mafia will come after Rupert.. or perhaps they already have, judging from his career.
Here’s Rupert Everett at the after party for Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” in New York on March 15th. Images thanks to WENN .
Written by Kaiser
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