Don’t come out the closet

Rupert Everett has spoken about homosexuality in Hollywood and advised young actors to not to come out if they want career success. The Brit thesp, who announced he was gay in 1989 told Starplus it has since affected his chances of landing lead roles:

‘Coming out is not that advisable to be honest. It's not very easy. And, honestly, I would not advise any actor necessarily, if he was really thinking of his career, to come out’ said the 50 year old.

‘The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn't work and you're going to hit a brick wall at some point. You're going to manage to make it roll for a certain amount of time, but at the first sign of failure they'll cut you right off.’

He added: ‘And I'm sick of saying, 'Yes, it's probably my own fault'. Because I've always tried to make it work and when it stops working somewhere, I try to make it work somewhere else. But the fact of the matter is, and I don't care who disagrees, it doesn't work if you're gay.’

To change the subject completely, here’s a wonderful scene from South Park.

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