Rupert Everett: Nothing Worse Than Gay Parents

Advocate
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September 17, 2012

Gay actor Rupert Everett is drawing criticism for comments he made in an interview published Sunday, saying, “I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.”

In the interview, for the magazine section of London’s Sunday Times, Everett says he agrees with his mother, Sara, that children “need a father and a mother.” He says his mother has met his boyfriend but “still wishes I had a wife and kids.”

“I’m not speaking on behalf of the gay community,” he added. “In fact, I don’t feel like I’m part of any ‘community.’ The only community I belong to is humanity and we’ve got too many children on the planet, so it’s good not to have more.”