In recent “If-you’re-not-exactly-like-me-you’re-bad” news, openly gay actor polarized the LGBT+ community when he made comments to the Daily Telegraph in the UK about two-dad families:
“I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.
“Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion.
“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.”
Overpopulation aside, it’s hard not to shake your head in dismay at anyone making a statement like this, let alone a person who identifies as gay… Perhaps Everett never wanted kids and doesn’t feel the innate desire to make a family with someone he loves, but it does seem a bit baffling that he would so publicly speak against something that the vast majority of people in the LGBT+ community are actively campaigning for.
The Telegraph quotes Ben Summerskill of of Stonewall, saying ““There is absolutely no evidence that the kids of gay parents suffer in the way they are being brought up or in how they develop.”
Are you surprised by Rupert Everett’s thoughts on two-dad families?
What do you think motivated him to speak out on this issue?
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