zany Everett drops some more knee-slapping pearls of wisdom
Never one to steer clear of controversy, Rupert Everett was at it again yesterday, this time with some innappropriate zingers regarding Michael Jackson. According to this article in UK’s Mirror, he talks about the gigantic elephant in the room that no one will talk about:
Obviously being very careful not to offend friends and family of Jackson, the following highlights are offered.
“He was a freak,” says Everett, who at 50 is the same age Jacko was when he died.
“He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation – that killed him.
“He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art.”
Then he had the audacity to *gasp* say ” I think it was fortuitous that he died…”
This is the latest in a string of politically incorrect Everett-isms he has dropped. In a prior interview, Everett disparaged the British Army ”They are always whining about the dangers of being killed. Oh my God, they are such wimps now!”. The Telegraph, June 7 2008
Everett, who is openly gay, also drew the ire of gay and lesbian groups for his comments regarding gay couples having children. ”I think this surrogacy thing is crap. It is utterly hideous. I think it’s egocentric and vain. And these endless IVF treatments people go through. I mean, if you are meant to have babies then great. But this whole idea of two gay guys filling a cocktail shaker with their sperm and impregnating some grim lesbian and then it gets cut out is just really weird…These awful middle-class queens—which is what the gay movement has become—are so tiresome. It’s all Abercrombie & Fitch and strollers.” from The Daily Beast, April 6 2009
There are lots of other examples from the last few years that are too numerous to mention. I don’t know whether to shake his hand or spit on him, but the guy has some major balls. He definitely does not give a crap what people think about him. Personally, I feel that if you have done THIS to your face, you ought not be doling out words of wisdom to anyone.