Actor Rupert Everett has drawn criticism from the gay community for recently speaking out against gay couples having children. The 53-year-old actor, who is openly gay, recently shared his opinion with the U.K.'s Sunday Times and said that he's personally against gay parenting.
"[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 in the interview.
"I'm not speaking on behalf of the gay community. In fact, I don't feel like I'm part of any 'community.' The only community I belong to is humanity and we've got too many children on the planet, so it's good not to have more," he added.
Everett has previously shared his opinion that same sex parents could be damaging to a child. He has taken harsh criticism for his comments, including those from Ben Summerskill, CEO of the LGBT rights advocacy group Stonewall who said:
"Rupert should get out a little bit more to see the facts for himself. There is absolutely no evidence that the kids of gay parents suffer in the way they are being brought up or in how they develop."
by RTT Staff Writer
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