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Rupert Everett: Gay Marriage is 'Beyond Tragic', Having Babies is 'Absolutely Hideous'

Rupert Everett clarifies his recent remarks about gay dads to Decca Aitkenhead at the Guardian:

Everett"For me, being gay was about wanting to do the opposite of the straight world, so I think that's where my problems in this particular area come from. For me, personally, the last thing I would like in the entire world would be to go through cocktailing my sperm with my boyfriend and finding some grim couple in Ohio who are gluten-free and who you pay $75,000 to have your baby. To me it feels absolutely hideous. But that's me, just me. I'm not having a go at gay couples who do. I think if Elton and David want to have babies, that's wonderful. I think we should all do what we want. Isn't there a middle way, where you can just say, 'Not for me, but it doesn't matter'? But no, everything's sort of turned into al-Qaida. I'm sure I'm going to be nail-bombed. David Furnish is probably going to send Patrick Cox with a bomb and blow up the theatre."

Everett adds, on marriage:

"Why do queens want to go and get married in churches? Obviously this crusty old pathetic, Anglican church – the most joke-ish church of all jokey churches – of course they don't want to have queens getting married. It's kind of understandable that they don't; they're crusty old calcified freaks. But why do we want to get married in churches? I don't understand that, myself, personally. I loathe heterosexual weddings; I would never go to a wedding in my life. I loathe the flowers, I loathe the fucking wedding dress, the little bridal tiara. It's grotesque. It's just hideous. The wedding cake, the party, the champagne, the inevitable divorce two years later. It's just a waste of time in the heterosexual world, and in the homosexual world I find it personally beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly a disaster."

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  1. Andrew- Rupert Everett called himself and by extension all gay men "queens" IN THE ARTICLE WE ARE DISCUSSING.

    If you have a problem with gay men being referred to as "queens" in this context, take it up with him.

    Posted by: Chadwick | Oct 1, 2012 10:17:19 AM

  2. You'd think he'd get tired of embarrassing himself. Guess not!

    Posted by: Lucas H | Oct 1, 2012 11:46:43 AM

  3. I was going to make a comment, but decided that he is just like Mittboy - irrelevant, so why bother.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Oct 1, 2012 9:55:04 PM

  4. I have no idea who he is, or thinks he is, but the photo attached to the story appears to be of a very ugly person with whom I would never be attracted to under any circumstances.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Oct 1, 2012 10:30:30 PM

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