Actor and stand-up comic Russell Brand
says Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's opposition to gay marriage makes him
sound “a bit homophobic.”
The 38-year-old Brand made his comments
during an appearance on HuffPost Live.
When host Josh Zepps asked Brand for
his thoughts on marriage equality, Brand answered, “Let people be
married to each other if they want to.”
Zepps noted O'Reilly's public
suggestion that such unions could ultimately allow a person to marry
“Well, why, you know, if you're in
love with the duck, who is the society to tell you you can't do
that?” O'Reilly said.
“Bill O'Reilly sounds a bit
homophobic, if he's saying things like that, is it,” Brand said.
“Bill O'Reilly. I bet if you got to know him, I bet he's alright.”
“I don't think people really believe
those things. I think the reason they're so vehement in their
right-wing vitriol is 'cause like they know if you went, 'Come on
mate, just be kind.' Everyone knows that's the answer really.
People are too entrenched in fear.”
“Me, I think if men want to get
married, if women want to get married. We know what morality is. We
know what right and wrong is. It's silly to legislate for bigotry.”
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