"I Should've Buttoned My Lip" and Not Compared Gay Marriage to Incest, Says Jeremy Irons

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No, Jeremy, really. Don't apologize. We appreciate the heads-up about your weird, odious personality. Anyway, here's the backpedal.

After putting his foot in his mouth in an interview earlier this month in which he seemed to suggest that gay marriage could lead to incest, the opinionated Borgias star is now expressing unqualified support for same-sex couples' right to marry.

"I think gay marriage is wonderful. I think any reason that holds anybody together in a relationship is great. If it works as glue, if it makes you feel better, if it makes you feel you love your partner more, it's great," Irons told the BBC this week.

..."I actually don't know the difference between a civil partnership, which we have in this country, and marriage, which is what the government just voted on. I don't know what the difference is," the Oscar winner told the BBC. "I felt I should've buttoned my lip."

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I mean, that's nice. I guess. It's still weird and confusing and I don't really understand any of the words he said on either side of the apology. But it's nice that you can't just toss out "Could a father not marry his son?" anymore like that isn't some bigoted stone-age shit. Best of luck with your personal journey, Jermz. [E!]

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FishnetsForever
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Fuck you, Jeremy Irons. I'm done defending my sexuality for the week because Jesus Christ I get so fucking tired of it and so does any other queer with a brain I think, but shut the fuck up. Me fucking a lady is not equivalent to me banging my mom. That is some weirdass Freudian fuckery you're alleging there. (For the record I think Freud was mostly full of shit and cigar ashes and goddammit I need more ice cream or some cookies or something, gah.)