The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has called Rupert Everett’s gay dads insult outdated.
Everett, came out as gay decades ago, blazing a trial in film, said GLAAD.
In an interview for Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine, the actor best known for “My Best Friend’s Wedding and “Shakespeare in Love,” said his mother still wishes he had a wife and kids.
Everett went on to say, “She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her. 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.”
Everett also said he doesn’t consider himself part of the “gay community.”
GLAAD president Herndon Graddick responded in a press statement, “Since Everett shared his outdated opinion, gay parents, as well as their friends and families, have voiced overwhelming disappointment.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 uniformed people in the public eye insult their families.”
The Family Equality Council also responded, focusing on “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.”
A couple of years ago, Everett advised younger gay actors against coming out in Hollywood because such a move isn’t a plus for longevity in the industry.