Rupert Everett: “Nothing Worse Than Gay Parents”

Remember sweet Rupert? It’s been awhile, but come on–he’s the British phenom best known for a couple of high profile gay film roles in the sweet 1990s. And he rather famously blamed coming out for destroying his acting career. (It couldn’t have been his movie choices, obviously. Those were flawless.)

While discussing his mother, how his mother met his boyfriend, and how she wishes he had a wife and kids, Everett had this to say about same-sex parenting: “She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her,” he said. “I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.”

“Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion,” he said, adding that he doesn’t consider himself part of the “gay community.”

Oh, Rupert. But you gave us so much. (No word yet from Neil Patrick Harris, but we’re watching his Twitter closely. Mr. Everett might want to read this story on gay parenting–and Oprah’s “aha” moment.)

GLAAD quickly fired back with this: “Since Everett shared his outdated opinion, gay parents, as well as their friends and families, have voiced overwhelming disappointment. Children aren’t hurt when raised by caring gay parents, but they are when uninformed people in the public eye insult their families.”

The Family Equality Council went a step further, offering up these stats: “more than 30 years of scientific research shows overwhelmingly that children raised by parents who are LGBT do equally as well as their counterparts raised by heterosexual parents.”

But we suppose we shouldn’t make this Gang Up On Rupert Day. He’s probably still upset he made “The Next Best Thing.”