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French Actor Alain Delon Says Homosexuality is 'Against Nature'

French actor Alain Delon told a French television station that homosexuality is "against nature" in an interview about his opposition to gay adoption, Pink News reports:

DelonSpeaking live on France 2, he was asked about his controversial stance on prohibiting same-sex couples from having children.

He responded: “Yes, it is against nature, I’m sorry.

“We are here to love a woman, to woo a woman, not to flirt with or get picked up by guys.”

On the topic of same-sex marriages, Mr Delon added: “I’m not against gay marriage, I do not give a damn, but I am against the adoption of children.” ...

...When the host told Mr Delon they were receiving a slew of angry messages on Twitter, he said: “What I do not want is for them to adopt. But we will not discuss it for hours, or it becomes a different issue.”

Delon has starred in dozens of French films and once thought of as that country's answer to James Dean.

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  1. Who cares what he thinks? I don't.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Sep 3, 2013 12:41:50 PM

  2. Just because you're famous and a loved film star (my heart still beats for him) doesn't mean that your opinion holds special weight or import.

    In short, who cares.

    Posted by: ral5050 | Sep 3, 2013 12:43:36 PM

  3. And "we are also here" to acknowledge and support our children. This man fathered a child with actress/singer Nico of the Velvet Underground. Then he denied being the child's father. His (Delon's) mother was told that if she wanted her grandchild in her life she had to lose her son. Wisely, she chose her grandchild. Poor Ari Boulogne has to live with the pain of this rejection all his life. Mr. Delon has no business telling gay people how to live. A real man wouldn't stab his own child in the heart like this. Dan Savage, who is raising a child not his biologically is far more of a man.

    Posted by: Mary | Sep 3, 2013 12:47:22 PM

  4. Alain Delon never recognized the son he had with Nico. Delon's parents, however, did what they thought was right by adopting said child. So, yeah, Delon can pretty much shut his effing face on the issue of adoption.

    Posted by: Autechre | Sep 3, 2013 12:51:09 PM

  5. Doubt she has to worry about any guys trying to "woo" her anymore...

    Posted by: denizo | Sep 3, 2013 12:51:52 PM

  6. It obviously doesn't require a familiarity with the definition of natural to be an actor.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 3, 2013 12:53:45 PM

  7. It obviously doesn't require a familiarity with the definition of natural to be an actor.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 3, 2013 12:53:46 PM

  8. Not news. Actors are not experts on science, nature, or family.

    Posted by: DB | Sep 3, 2013 12:55:22 PM

  9. I thought that he had died years ago. He can certainly join his compatriot and fellow fallen idol Gerard Depardieu in Moscow where I'm sure they will get along famously with their buddy Putin.

    Posted by: enough | Sep 3, 2013 12:56:16 PM

  10. Ilestunassholenestcepas?

    Posted by: DAVID | Sep 3, 2013 12:57:15 PM

  11. the body has aged well, not so the brain. and to the snot that decided he would not longer be wooed because he was old, go suck a tail pipe.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Sep 3, 2013 12:58:37 PM

  12. Hey, Delon, just because YOU say homosexuality is against nature, it doesn't make it true. Therefore, I invite you (I'm paraphrasing here) to suck a cock in my shoes before stating a fact about something which you obviously know nothing!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Sep 3, 2013 1:03:23 PM

  13. “We are here to love a woman, to woo a woman, not to flirt with or get picked up by guys.”

    You see, this is REALLY what we are up against, namely the idea that a woman should be a man's "soulmate", a totally irrational idea that underlies the notion of "romantic love" between a man and a woman.

    THAT is the idea that we have to destroy if men are to be sexually and emotionally liberated, which is the only way that we will ever gain full acceptance.

    The culture needs to be changed in such a way that men regard EACH OTHER, not women, as each other's principal sources of emotional and social fulfillment...and when that change occurs, homophobia will be dead. Not until then, though, and women will, of course, not greet such a proposed change with anything but hostility, as one is already beginning to see all over the world.

    Posted by: Rick | Sep 3, 2013 1:11:07 PM

  14. This is pretty funny coming from an actor who is notorious for his many affairs with both men and women, and who is known for his penchant for menage-a-trois with both men and women. Maybe he is just upset that he is not getting as much action as he did when he was one of the most beautiful men in all of France.

    Posted by: RonCharles | Sep 3, 2013 1:13:20 PM

  15. cochon.

    Posted by: Cd in DC | Sep 3, 2013 1:14:03 PM

  16. Who cares what the creased remnants of an empty-headed manwhore thinks about love?

    Posted by: Chaz | Sep 3, 2013 1:25:58 PM

  17. This is a man who impregnated NICO back in the 60's then denied paternity. NICO's son ARI was raised with little to no money but a drug addicted mother and Alain Delon refused to acknowledge his existence. Finally, Delon's mother stepped in to care for the child and she was subsequently disowned by her famous son. This is NOT a role model for society. He has no moral authority to speak about adoption or homosexuals. He is a criminally negligent father with a cruel streak dating back to the 60's.

    Posted by: Tom Pace | Sep 3, 2013 1:27:30 PM

  18. Wow, did he ever look like Zac Efron back in the 60s...

    Now, not so much. He looks like a Sleestak.

    We end up with the face we deserve, no?

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 3, 2013 1:32:01 PM

  19. This is the kind of relationships he has had an the kind of parenting he did.

    On 20 March 1959, Delon was engaged to actress Romy Schneider, whom he met when they co-starred in the film Christine (1958). During their relationship, he had an affair with German actress, singer and model Nico. On 11 August 1962, Nico gave birth to a son, Christian Aaron "Ari", fathered by Delon. The child was raised mostly by Delon's parents. Nico died in 1988, from a bicycling accident.

    In December 1963, Schneider and Delon decided to break the engagement. On 13 August 1964, Delon married Nathalie Barthélemy. Their son, Anthony Delon, was born in September. The couple divorced on 14 February 1969.

    In 1968, during the shooting of the film Jeff, he met French actress Mireille Darc with whom he started a 15-year relationship, lasting until 1982.

    In 1987, Delon met Dutch model Rosalie van Breemen on the shooting of the video clip for his song "Comme au cinéma" and started a relationship. They had two children: Anouschka (25 November 1990) and Alain-Fabien (18 March 1994). The relationship ended in October 2002.

    Posted by: scott dillard | Sep 3, 2013 1:34:02 PM

  20. I don't really care what he thinks.

    Posted by: Joe Bua | Sep 3, 2013 1:43:06 PM

  21. As others have said, Alain Delon is NO role model for parenting or even basic civil human behavior.

    It's kind of ironic for me because one of my favorite Alain Delon films is Plein du Soleil (Purple Noon), the first filming of The Talented Mr Ripley, which is quite homoerotic. The homosexuality is never explicit in that film, as it was in the Matt Damon version, but that's actually the way the book was written, with the homoeroticism as subtext.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 3, 2013 1:43:50 PM

  22. Shallow thinking at best.

    Posted by: S. | Sep 3, 2013 1:47:44 PM

  23. The "It's Against Nature" argument has been used by christians and communists to justify their hatred and ignorance of homosexuals. In fact, it isn't against nature, as homosexuality occurs in hundreds of animal species. Alan Delon is just ignorant and uneducated.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 3, 2013 1:49:26 PM

  24. Years ago this slug did a movie called 'Be Beautiful But Shut Up'. Amen.

    Posted by: Princely | Sep 3, 2013 1:52:39 PM

  25. Based on his history recounted here in the comments, it sounds like he'd think polygamy (polygyny) and women having sole responsibility for raising children is natural.

    Posted by: Fox | Sep 3, 2013 2:07:55 PM

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