A number of Hollywood personalities are bashing the former star of “Growing Pains” over controversial comments he made on a TV talk show, E! Online reports.
Among those offering their criticisms of Kirk Cameron are “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Glee’s” Jane Lynch and Roseanne, all of whom condemned comments Cameron made on Piers Morgan’s CNN show.
Cameron’s comments were considered by many to be homophobic. He called homosexuality “unnatural” and said gay marriage is “detrimental” to society, the story reports.
Morgan offered his own comment after the interview, saying: "I don’t think this Kirk Cameron interview went entirely how he thought it would …"
Cameron became a star with his role on the sitcom “Growing Pains,” and his co-stars from that show were among those offering their opinions. Said Alan Thicke, who played Cameron’s TV dad: "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."
Limbaugh is also under fire for recent comments, on a different topic, as reported elsewhere.
The actress who played Cameron’s sister on “Growing Pains,” Tracey Gold, responded to the controversy by asserting her support for the LGBT community and equal rights.
E! Online reported separately: “Unwittingly or not, Cameron sparked the controversy on Friday, when he told Piers Morgan that he not only definitively did not support gay marriage, but that he would not be accepting should one of his children be gay, and called the very idea both ‘unnatural" and "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.’"
Roseanne had harsh words for Cameron, posting: “Kirk or kurt or whatever Cameron is an accomplice to murder with his hate speech.”
Late-night host Craig Ferguson also jumped in, posting: "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."
Cameron’s comments were a hot topic at an event over the weekend where George Clooney and Brad Pitt, along with Lynch and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, did a reading in Los Angeles of the play “8,” about California’s Prop 8 gay marriage ban, E! Online reported.
Said Jesse Tyler Ferguson: "It’s a very closed-minded, very homophobic viewpoint. It’s also surprising coming from someone who was probably brought up in the business among many gay people. It’s just very sad."
Added Lynch: "He was a such a cute little boy. He was a such a little sweetheart."