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Rupert Everett: ‘Can’t Think of Anything Worse’ Than Being Raised by Two Dads

Rupert Everett has irked gay rights activists with his criticisms of same-sex parenting in an article with Great Britain's Sunday Times Magazine. The star of "My Best Friend's Wedding," who has been openly gay for the past 20 years, agrees with his mother's sentiments that children should have a mother and father.

By Alyssa Goldman, EnStars on Sep 17, 2012 02:52 PM EDT
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Rupert Everett has irked gay rights activists with his criticisms of same-sex parenting in an article with Great Britain's Sunday Times Magazine. 

The star of "My Best Friend's Wedding," who has been openly gay for the past 20 years, agrees with his mother's sentiments that children should have a mother and father. 

"She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her," Everett said, according to The Telegraph. "I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads." 

The 53-year-old continued: "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."

His 77-year-old mother has been accepting of her son's sexual orientation. She's met his boyfriend, but still dreams of him having a wife and kids. 

"In the past, I have said that I wish Rupert was straight and, I probably still feel that. I'd like him to have a pretty wife. I'd like him to have children. He's so good with children. He'd make a wonderful father."

But since Everret's gay, children are out of the question. 

"But I also think a child needs a mummy and a daddy. I've told him that and he takes it very well. He doesn't get angry with me. He just smiles."

This is not the first time Everett has made controversial statements in an interview. In 2008, he apologized after calling soldiers "wimps" in The Sunday Telegraph. 

Everett has publicly urged actors not to come out, claiming if they do, they will inevitably lose work. In 2009, he said admitting that he was gay damaged his career and has limited his acting roles. 

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