Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Think Homophobia Is Funny

By: Gay.com
2.19.2010

Great Scot Ewan McGregor was a guest on Good Morning America to talk about his upcoming releases — Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer and I Love You Phillip Morris.

While McGregor seems taxed by GMA’s George Stephanopoulos throughout, he takes particular offense at Stephanopoulos’s casually homophobic snickering over a photo of McGregor kissing costar Jim Carrey after their French knighting ceremony.

"What is that about?" the GMA correspondent and former political adviser asked incredulously.

The increasingly turned-off McGregor replied blankly, "Well, that's just two men kissing,” and then struggled to comprehend the blatant small-mindedness of the supposed television professional. “It's, uh, in this age, in 2010,” he stammered, before continuing, “it's extraordinary that it's still an object of humor."

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McGregor goes on to explain that he and Carrey starred as “two men who fall in love with each other in prison” in the interesting story of a prolific con man's life, lies, love and repeated prison escapes.


The lovable leading man and admirable actor also mentioned his penchant for flashing full frontal in his films in a recent interview with Out magazine, “I could understand saying ‘I would never do gratuitous nudity.’ Wait. No. I probably would. I’d probably be quite happy to.”

Three cheers for Ewan McGregor, right?

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