However, These Celebrity Responses to Kirk Cameron Are F*cking Hilarious (UPDATE: Kirk Responds!)

UPDATE: Kirk Cameron has responded to the response to his biogtry. The statement he gave ABC News:

“I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people. 

I should be able to express moral views on social issues, especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square. I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” and added, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”

There you go, Kirk Cameron has been attacked by you! I hope you’re all ashamed of yourselves. Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled programming…
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I wrote on Sunday about my complete and total inability to give a fuck about Kirk Cameron saying stupid shit about gay people AGAIN, primarily because Kirk Cameron has been saying stupid shit about gay people — and also about evolution, sidenote — for quite some time now. I’ve already written him off as a religious zealot who won’t ever explain or apologize (“Never explain, never apologize” – Brian Kinney), and I’m sure many of you have, too.

However, The Advocate has gathered some of the celebrity reactions to Kirk Cameron‘s statements, and after reading the precious response of Jordan Knight (Jordan was in my favorite 1991 boy-band, New Kids on the Block, with his brother, Jonathan Knight, who is gay and came out last year), I knew I had at least two fucks left to give about whether or not you’ve laughed enough today. I’m sure people are gonna yell at him, but whatever, he’s #justsayin: Heartwarming response from Tracey Gold, Cameron’s cast-mate on Growing Pains:

And from Cameron’s TV Dad, played by Alan Thicke: More tweets:

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.”

Christopher Rice (novelist): “Kirk Cameron says marriage was defined by God in the Garden of Eden. No response from Cameron on why the world isn’t full of talking snakes.”

Roseanne Barr: “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.”

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.”

Sarah Colonna (comedian): “Wish I could go to the 80s & un-buy that Kirk Cameron poster. Loving God but spreading hate has never made sense to me.”

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

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”

Zach Braff, actor “If Kirk Cameron hates gay people, why was he best friends with Boner?”

Hey Zach Braff! The guy who played “Boner,” Andrew Koenigcommitted suicide in 2010. Nice one! God I hate Zach Braff. Oh, late add from Dan Choi:

Yesterday on The Talk, Sara Gilbert — who was young and famous around the same time that Kirk Carmeron was young and famous (and is now older and gay around the same time that Kirk is older and gay JUST KIDDING he’s totally straight!) — said: “You really have to think about who you are hurting … the kids out there who aren’t OK with who they are. In lesbian, gay, and transgender youth, the suicide attempt rate is 30 to 40 percent, and those kids hearing that message. …  He just needs to think about that. And when he’s saying we’re taking apart foundations in society, I would argue that there is no one who fights for marriage more than gay people.”

While to be honest I don’t think there are very many high school kids hanging on Kirk Cameron’s every word, I’m glad she got that number out there, for real. I don’t know, maybe I was wrong about not giving a fuck. Maybe the point wasn’t his reaction, but everybody else’s. If you’re gonna get mad at somebody for being a totally homophobic and/or misogynistic asshole, this would be the week to do it.

Oh also, that dipshit Stephen Baldwin tweeted: “GREAT JOB Kirk !!! Let’s pray one day Piers Morgan finds true Salvation, God Bless!”

Jesus Christ, can you please do something about this!?

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28 Comments

  1. I was excited to write about how much I loved the Jordan Knight tweet and then I read the rest of them and there were too many good ones to single any particular one out. :) It’s always nice to see people go out of their way to stand up for what is right.

  2. I still don’t give a f*ck. Honestly there are so many other more important battles for the gay community than a religious extremist spewing his views. Given his history, his response wasn’t surprising, and to be fair the man was simply answering a question honestly and truthfully based on what he believes. While I in no way agree with him, I don’t think he should be attacked for his opinions either, however wrong or ill advised as they may be, in our (correct) views.

  3. I love how this site deconstructs issues with humor and snark. I sometimes get uncomfortable when people are quick to be all. “Oh you hate gays, then you’re secretly gay nhay!” cause it seems counter productive but 8 out of 10 republican senators trolling for dick on the internet/in airport bathrooms/amongst their staff agree that homophobic rhetoric is what’s hot on the streets.

  4. Encouraged by the support of gay friends?

    Kirk: Hey gay friends, I think who you are and what you do is unnatural, destructive, and sinful. And I say that with love and respect.

    Gay friends: YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DEBATE THIS IN THE ‘PUBLIC SQUARE’ SO PEOPLE CAN KNOW WHAT A BIGOT YOU ARE…OOPS, SORRY, WE MEAN WE SUPPORT YOUR SENTIMENTS. TOTALLY.

    Dana: Ditto.

    • I honestly think what these people consider “support from gay friends” is that their gay friends (if they actually exist*) don’t completely abandon them when they say this shit. I can’t imagine anyone who would be comfortable enough with their sexual orientation to be out to someone like Kirk Cameron who also would be self-hating enough to stand by comments like that. But maybe that’s just me.

      *I’m with Dan Savage in that we need to start asking homophobes to present proof of these “gay friends.”

  5. “I think that it’s – it’s – it’s unnatural. I think that it’s – it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

    “I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people.”

    FAIL. I’m pretty sure even Jesus would be ashamed by sad attempt at love.

  6. Aww Growing Pains!! It’s so crazy how everyone in that show totally lost it at some point.[Kudos to Tracy for making it back!] GP was one my favorite shows ever! [I wonder if that’s why I’m a little crazy?] I guess it’s Kirk’s time to shine right now. I’m sure he’s gay, every crush I had during the 90’s is now openly gay. It’s a science.

  7. OMG. I didn’t know Kirk Cameron had gay friends!
    Of course he’s not a homophobe.

    Silly us.

    Next thing you know we’re going to find out Rush Limbaugh has friends who are women and therefore he can’t be a misogynist.

  8. Given his personal history I didn’t really find his comments all that shocking. In fact, compared to some of the other more outragous things said about gays, women, etc. over the last few years his comments seem don’t right milktoast! This is really one of the most underappriciated benifits of free speech….the antiseptic effect of having someone air the most obtuse of views before in public.

    Where I think some his critics go too far, is when they say he’s guilty of being an accomplice to actual violence. That gives credibility to a lame temporary insanity defense and makes it together to convict those responsible for actually hate crimes. Not to mention it’s make you look like the bully. It’s totally counter productive.

    On a less serious note, I loved what someone said about Kirk’s on the street video from a few years back where he pesters people into saying what sins there guilty of. It’s was something to the effect of “I don’t where he getting off telling everybody off guilty they are, when he was the one constantly making those God-awfull fat jokes to his sister!” You might need to someone of Tracy Gold’s background to get that reference.

  9. I should have known I was gay when I was younger and could NOT figure out all the hullabaloo about Kirk Cameron, but got seriously jealous when the actress, Chelsea Noble, who played his girlfriend on the show became his wife in real life. The part that bothers me most about this whole thing isn’t his comments, but the fact that this gorgeous creature is married to that. Sigh.

    Chelsea Noble: http://i40.tinypic.com/34856iw.jpg

  10. You so-called, “love and tolerance,” people are nothing but hypocrites! If you can’t be bothered to practice what you preach, do us all a favor: keep your hypocritical, lie-filled message to yourselves! Because there are many of us (myself included) who are sick and tired of being lectured about love and tolerance by people who bash us, mock us, and say hateful things about us!

    Either practice what you preach, or find a new message to preach!

  11. Gay marriage = bad. Incest = Good? So a god hates 2 people who want to love and support each other while not adding to the earth-crippling population rise but.. Adam & Eve’s children banging their brothers and sisters in order to populate the middle east is fine? Was there temporary amnesty granted while the human race shored up its numbers? Was that covered in Eden Orientation? “Hey Adam it’s me, God. Tell all your kids they can fuck their brothers & sisters but only for a few hundred years. Um also.. this is kind awkward but could you make sure that all of the darker kids only bang each other? When Pangea splits I’ll give them their own continent and one day you’ll get to OWN them. Oh but hey that’s later on so don’t sweat it now. I’m going to divinely inspire a book one day to be included in something called “The Old Testament” that will let you know what you can and can’t do to them. Of course the slave labor & beating and everything will be cool but there will be a few rules ya know. But seriously I’m getting ahead of myself. Have fun. And hey Adam, since incest is cool foa while.. I really want yiu to enjoy fucking your daughters. Get in there man. Tear it up. Don’t eat any apples though. I will be SO MAD if you do.”

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