Age must truly be softening Jeremy Irons‘ brain tissue, because in a new interview with Huff Post Live, the actor actually compares homosexuality to incest and claims that if gay people get married, then fathers will be able to marry their sons and we’ll never be able to draw the line. Yes, a conscious human being who supposedly has some amount of intelligence let these words fall out of his talking hole.
“Could a father not marry his son?” Irons asked HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps. Irons argued that “it’s not incest between men” because “incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed,” and wondered whether same-sex marriage might allow fathers to pass on their estates to their sons without being taxed.
“It seems to me that now they’re fighting for the name,” Irons said of advocates for same-sex marriage as opposed to civil unions. “I worry that it means somehow we debase, or we change, what marriage is. I just worry about that.”
Irons reiterated that he “[doesn't] have a strong feeling either way” on same-sex marriage, and said that he “[wishes] everybody who’s living with one other person the best of luck in the world, because it’s fantastic.”
“Living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great,” he said. “It’s lovely to have someone to love. I don’t think sex matters at all. What it’s called doesn’t matter at all.”
Uh………………………………… sorry, I just passed out from the sheer idiocy before my eyes. I love that he tries to soften the blow by saying he has no opinion on gay marriage, while at the same time comparing it to incest. Is Jeremy Irons a raging homophobe who’s out to thump bibles and sodomites around the world? I doubt it (and also wouldn’t be surprised if he was a friend of Dorothy at one or more points in his own life). Do I think he’s an idiot whose faculties of reasoning have withered with time? Yeeeeeep. I won’t even get into the debate here because this stupidity speaks for itself. God forbid the gays get married! The father and son couples might get married and share property tax-free! Heavens, no!