Actor Henry Winkler has compared Marcus
Bachmann's attempts to “cure” gay and lesbian people of their
sexuality to upholstering furniture.
The 65-year-old Winkler is best known
for his role as leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic The Fonz on
the 70's sitcom Happy Days.
an interview on Sirius XM's The
Six Pack to pitch his new fly-fishing memoir I've Never
Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and
Fly-Fishing, Winkler took a
swipe at Bachmann, who is married to Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Christian family clinics run by Bachmann have been accused of
attempting to “pray away the gay,” a claim the Bachmanns have not
entirely denied. In fact, last week Michele
Bachmann suggested that to not offer the therapy would be
is trying to refurbish [gay people] like sofas!” Winkler said.
He also said he
doesn't even think in terms of people's sexuality: “I don't think
about a person as gay, I think about them as a human being.”
And he added that
he has “wonderful gay fans. Wonderful straight fans. And some
very confused fans!”