British actor Rupert Everett has
another go at an attempt to smooth over his gay parenting comments.
“I couldn't think of anything worse
than being brought up by two dads,” Everett told UK's The Sunday
Times Magazine earlier this
The openly gay 53-year-old Everett
defended his remarks during an appearance on the daytime show This
Morning, saying, “I'm just an individual with my own life”
and “I'm not big into marriage, straight or gay to be honest.”
He went on in an interview published
Sunday in The Gurdian.
“For me, being gay was about wanting
to do the opposite of the straight world, so I think that's where my
problems in this particular area come from. For me, personally, the
last thing I would like in the entire world would be to go through
cocktailing my sperm with my boyfriend and finding some grim couple
in Ohio who are gluten-free and who you pay $75,000 to have your
baby. To me it feels absolutely hideous. But that's me, just me.
I'm not having a go at gay couples who do. I think if Elton [John]
and David [Furnish] want to have babies, that's wonderful. I think
we should all do what we want. Isn't there a middle way, where you
can just say, 'Not for me, but it doesn't matter?' But no,
everything's sort of turned into al-Qaida. I'm sure I'm going to be
nail-bombed. David Furnish is probably going to send Patrick Cox
with a bomb and blow up the theatre.”
added on marriage: “Why do queens want to go and get married in
churches? Obviously this crusty old pathetic, Anglican church –
the most joke-ish church of all jokey churches – of course they
don't want to have queens getting married. It's kind of
understandable that they don't; they're crusty old calcified freaks.
But why do we want to get married in churches? I don't understand
that, myself, personally. I loathe heterosexual weddings; I would
never go to a wedding in my life. I loathe the flowers, I loathe the
fucking wedding dress, the little bridal tiara. It's grotesque.
It's just hideous. The wedding cake, the party, the champagne, the
inevitable divorce two years later. It's just a waste of time in the
heterosexual world, and in the homosexual world I find it personally
beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly