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Stephen Colbert Ridicules Jeremy Irons' Gay Marriage Remarks: VIDEO


On Wednesday, Jeremy Irons pondered what giving gays marriage might bring:

"Could a father not marry his son?" Irons asked HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps. Irons argued that "it's not incest between men" because "incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed," and wondered whether same-sex marriage might allow fathers to pass on their estates to their sons without being taxed.

Said Colbert: "So, if gay marraige is legalized in England - Jeremy Irons' son Max? Get ready to make your father the happiest man alive. After all, you've been together for 27 years. It's time to put a ring on it."


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  1. Colbert is a God. End of story.

    Posted by: Name2 | Apr 5, 2013 12:53:13 PM

  2. Has Irons come out with any apology or explanation or is he just plain stupid?

    Posted by: Jerry | Apr 5, 2013 12:58:14 PM

  3. Brilliant.

    Posted by: JONES | Apr 5, 2013 12:59:55 PM

  4. I used to think he was smart. I no longer hold that view.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 5, 2013 1:03:08 PM

  5. To clarify, I meant Irons. Not Colbert, who I've always loved.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 5, 2013 1:09:29 PM

  6. Now that was absolutely brilliant! Bravo, Stephen!

    Posted by: Joseph | Apr 5, 2013 1:29:15 PM

  7. It's just like shooting a sitting duck...they're so easy to take's almost fun!! Thanks Mr. Colbert.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Apr 5, 2013 1:32:26 PM

  8. Hey his son is hot. Who can blame Jeremy for such wishful thinking? ;)

    Posted by: Josh V | Apr 5, 2013 1:34:47 PM

  9. Beyind Brilliant! Especially the way he parodies Irons' speech patterns.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 5, 2013 1:44:12 PM

  10. Yeah, the son is totally cute. If Jeremy decides, for some bizarre reason, not to marry his own son - I'll take a shot at him.

    One of the funniest Colbert bits yet. Bravo.

    Posted by: Zlick | Apr 5, 2013 1:47:13 PM

  11. To Irons, there are days when you should just shut up. I've even tried it myself.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 5, 2013 1:57:25 PM

  12. Colbert is a sewer. He catches everything.. Irons was having a conversation. A dying art form in today's culture..

    Posted by: EB | Apr 5, 2013 2:00:20 PM

  13. @ poor thing.

    Posted by: David | Apr 5, 2013 2:22:01 PM

  14. I fall even more in love with Colbert every time I read about him.

    He is simply PERFECTION.

    Posted by: Ayumi | Apr 5, 2013 2:23:04 PM

  15. Talking about your privates?

    Posted by: EB | Apr 5, 2013 2:28:57 PM

  16. Also a dying art form in today's culture. Is writing in complete logical sentences. And being. Not stupid.

    Posted by: antb | Apr 5, 2013 2:31:25 PM

  17. It was a brillant take down!

    Posted by: Ray | Apr 5, 2013 2:35:08 PM

  18. That was so incredibly well written and performed. Bravo.

    Posted by: WinnDixie | Apr 5, 2013 2:37:17 PM

  19. Antb: Don't try to share your unhappy life with me.

    Posted by: EB | Apr 5, 2013 3:09:09 PM

  20. A remarkably stupid thing to say, since all canon and civil law governing marriage, whether same-sex marriage is allowed or not, prohibits marriage between those too closely related, such as parent and child. Presumably, then, this is what prevents heterosexual men from marrying their daughters to gain whatever advantage Irons refers to. His assertion is, nevertheless, typical of those by opponents of same-sex marriage, who prefer hysteria and foolishness to reality.

    Posted by: Chris Vogel | Apr 5, 2013 3:42:26 PM

  21. Giddily perfect from start to finish. I would love to watch windbag Jeremy watching this.

    Posted by: Ernie | Apr 5, 2013 4:11:36 PM

  22. "won't their menses attract wolves?" LMAO.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 5, 2013 4:26:11 PM

  23. "A remarkably stupid thing to say, since all canon and civil law governing marriage, whether same-sex marriage is allowed or not, prohibits marriage between those too closely related, such as parent and child." Thank you, Chris Vogel. People need to realize this and stop spreading hateful hysteria.

    Posted by: | Apr 5, 2013 5:21:30 PM

  24. Colbert as usual is brilliant satirist. But seriously who care what Jeremy Irons thinks about gay marriage?

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 5, 2013 5:46:18 PM

  25. I've had a crush on Jeremy Irons ever since "The French Lieutenant's Woman." It went away this week, only to be replaced by my crush on Colbert. The man is a f***ing genius! Sexy in an uber-nerd kind of way, and funny as hell. Funny and sexy is my favorite combination.

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 6, 2013 12:08:46 AM

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