Celebrities Deal With Backlash

Kirk Cameron recently appeared on Piers Morgan. Morgan asked Cameron about homosexuality and same sex marriage. It’s a perfectly appropriate question, given that Cameron has very publically taken up a crusade against the LGBT Community. Cameron stated on the show, among other things, that “homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization

Here’s a video of part of what he said…


Cameron was in the news in 2009 for distributing an altered version of Origin of The Species, supporting Creationism. Since then, he’s been a constant presence on the internet and YouTube, not only denouncing gays, but any divergence from a strict interpretation of the Christian bible.

E Online has posted a story covering the backlash against his comments on the Morgan show, which I’m sure is only beginning. There’s also a story (okay, a gossip blog story) which indicates that Cameron might, in fact, be gay himself.

Courtesy E Online…

Forget growing pains, Kirk Cameron’s feeling pains of a different sort: namely, those of the ever-accelerating backlash variety.

Over the weekend, stars like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Jane Lynch reacted as one to the former teen idol’s homophobic remarks, condemning his comments that homosexuality was “unnatural” and gay marriage “detrimental” to society.

Then this morning, his former small-screen sister Tracey Gold reasserted her belief in equal rights, making sure to put a considerable distance between herself and Cameron.

And now? Well, the floodgates have opened, and stars are aligning to condemn the hateful remarks in the wake of the firestorm. Among them, Kirk’s TV dad Alan Thicke…

First among those commenting online was Piers Morgan, on whose CNN show Cameron let loose with the instantly reviled comments. It’s safe to say, even for a Brit, he came up with quite an understatement:

I don’t think this Kirk Cameron interview went entirely how he thought it would…”

Highly unlikely, indeed. Here’s a look at what some other gay rights-supporting stars had to say:

Alan Thicke: “I’ll address kirk’s comments as soon as I recover from rush limbaugh’s…I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.”

Craig Ferguson: “Rush makes me ashamed to be a middleaged white man and Kirk Cameron makes me ashamed to be a failed actor. We don’t all think like that NoH8.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “The only unnatural thing about me being gay is that I had a crush on Kirk Cameron until about 24 hours ago.”

Debra Messing: “I want to thank Piers Morgan for his response to what he wud say to HIS child if (s)he came out: ‘Great, as long as you’re happy.'”

Roseanne: “Kirk or kurt or whatever Cameron is an accomplice to murder with his hate speech. So is rick warren. Their peers r killing gays in Uganda.”

Dave Holmes: “Remember yesterday afternoon, when Kirk Cameron’s views were none of our concern? Let’s restore America to that golden age.”

Michael Showalter: “Idea for movie: Human Centipede 3 starring Kirk Cameron and Rush Limbaugh.”

Martha Plimpton: “The word ‘equality’ shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it’s not the American way. #usethe19th #equalitynow.”


GLAAD weighed in as well…

Kirk Cameron joins former TV stars Victoria Jackson and Chuck Norris in desperately trying to remain in the public eye by using anti-LGBT rhetoric.


This all comes at about the same time that Patricia Heaton joined with Rush Limbaugh in slamming Sandra Fluke over her birth control testimony in front of Congress.

Her tweets included…

“If every Tweaton sent Georgetown gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce – sound good?”


“stop buying toothpaste, soap and shampoo! You’ll save money and no one will want to sleep with you!”

I learned that Heaton was a right wing conservative only a few years ago. I had no idea she’d go this far, though. Shortly after the media latched on to it, Heaton deleted not only her Twitter comments but her Twitter account completely…


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