Rupert Everett receives death threats over gay parenting comments
Actor Rupert Everett has received a barrage of "hate mail" and "death threats" after he made a series of controversial comments about gay parents.
The openly homosexual star came under fire from campaign groups after he stated that children "need a father and a mother", adding, "(I) can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads."
He subsequently clarified his remarks, insisting he is not "against" same-sex couples having kids, but he has now revealed that he has since received a number of nasty messages.
Everett tells the Daily Telegraph, "I've now had all this hate mail and there have been death threats, too... All the queens out there now have it in for me. I'm loathed by them. I'm having to take evasive action."
what do you think?
I suppose the guy's entitled to his views, though we all know that if you're in the public eye and know people will hear what you say, you have to be prepared to face the wrath of the haters. I think some g*y people are able to be as effective parents as some heterosexual people - who they prefer sexually has no bearing on practicalities. Other people, however, will always have something to say about everything so I'm not sure I personally would want to bring a child up in a g*y relationship because of the stigma created by the stereotypers and the narrow-minded. Happily I am married to a man and have no children so I won't have to worry.