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Jeremy Irons Compares Homosexuality to Incest

Jeremy Irons was a guest on HuffPost Live on Wednesday talking about gay marriage. Irons, who doesn’t have an opinion either way on the subject, said it posed interesting questions like whether allowing it would open the door for incest. This is why we don’t ask actors their opinions, people.

“Could a father not marry his son?” Irons asked HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps. Irons argued that “it’s not incest between men” because “incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed,” and wondered whether same-sex marriage might allow fathers to pass on their estates to their sons without being taxed.

Technically, that’s still incest. Incest could lead to inbreeding but the ability to breed isn’t a determining factor of incest. Also, I doubt a lot of dad’s are lining up to marry their sons to avoid an estate tax. For one, that would be an awkward conversation that no one wants to have. Ever.

“It seems to me that now they’re fighting for the name,” Irons said of advocates for same-sex marriage as opposed to civil unions. “I worry that it means somehow we debase, or we change, what marriage is. I just worry about that.”

That’s an interesting way to look at it considering Jeremy Irons has divorced before which some would argue debases what marriage is.

Irons reiterated that he “[doesn’t] have a strong feeling either way” on same-sex marriage, and said that he “[wishes] everybody who’s living with one other person the best of luck in the world, because it’s fantastic.”

Translation: You can’t get mad at me because I’m just playing Devil’s Advocate.

“Living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great,” he said. “It’s lovely to have someone to love. I don’t think sex matters at all. What it’s called doesn’t matter at all.”

Oh, now he’s all into bestiality? You’re sick, Jeremy Irons, sick!

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He’ll never work in Hollyweird again.

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