Rupert Everett - ' I Couldn't Think Of Anything Worse Than Being Brought Up By Two Dads'

Gay actor Rupert Everett has sparked outrage after saying that he 'can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two dads'. Everett has in the past rubbished the idea of gay couples having children through a surrogate. His latest remarks, made in The Sunday Times Magazine, are his first to criticise the ability of gay couples being good parents.

From The Telegraph.
The 53-year-old told the Sunday Times Magazine that his mother Sara had met his boyfriend but “still wishes I had a wife and kids.” 
“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. 
“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.” 
Campaigners claimed his remarks were reminiscent of those who oppose same-sex marriages. 
Ben Summerskill, chief executive of the campaign group Stonewall, 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." 
Everett also told how his family’s military background, which included his father serving as an Army Major, meant “some things were simply not talked about”. 
His comments were part of a feature in which his mother was interviewed as well. 
Mrs Everett, 77, told how she knew her son was gay from when he turned 18, and described her desire for him to have children. 
“In the past, I have said that I wish Rupert was straight and, I probably still feel that,” she said. 
“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 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.”