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Rupert Everett says he has received death threats after his anti-gay comments

'All the queens out there now have it in for me. I'm loathed by them. I'm having to take evasive action'

Rupert Everett, who has called marriages between same-sex couples ‘beyond tragic’ and said he couldn't think of 'anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads' claims to now be getting death threats.

'I've now had all this hate mail and there have been death threats, too,' the actor said at a lunch to promote his latest memoir Vanished Years. 'All the queens out there now have it in for me. I'm loathed by them. I'm having to take evasive action.'

Everett was not more specific about the alleged threats. He is currently appearing in the play The Judas Kiss at the Hampstead Theatre in north London.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, he said: ‘Why do queens want to go and get married in churches?' ‘It’s just a waste of time in the heterosexual world, and in the homosexual world I find it personally beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly a disaster.'

Earlier this month in an interview with the Sunday Times, Everett had also said: ‘I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.’

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