Alan Thicke, Tracey Gold and Roseanne
Barr are among the celebrities speaking out against Kirk Cameron, who
has come under fire for anti-gay comments he made during an
appearance Friday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
The 41-year-old Cameron told host Piers
Morgan that being gay is “detrimental, and ultimately destructive”
and that he would not be supportive if one of his six sons told him
he was gay.
Cameron came to prominence as a child
actor, playing Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains.
More recently, he played Caleb Holt in the 2008 film Fireproof.
Alan Thicke, who played Cameron's TV
dad on Growing Pains, took to Twitter to respond to Cameron's
“I'm getting him some new books,”
Thicke messaged. “The Old Testament simply can't be expected to
He later added, “I love Kirk but I
may have to spank him … 'tho not in a gay way!”
“I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT
Community, and I believe in equal rights for all,” Tracey Gold, who
played Cameron's sister on the ABC sitcom, tweeted.
Roseanne Barr wasn't quite as
diplomatic, messaging to her followers: “Kirk or kurt or whatever
Cameron is an accomplice to murder with his hate speech.”
Stephen Baldwin, however, came to
Cameron's defense during an
appearance on HLN's Showbiz Tonight.