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Kirk Cameron still in damage control; says Piers Morgan is to blame

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kirk Cameron is worried his recent anti-gay comments will affect his new “movie,” so he’s now in damage control mode.

You may remember a couple of weeks ago he said on Piers Morgan’s show on CNN about homosexuality: “I think that it’s unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Kirk Cameron

His spin later was to say that that means he loves gay people and even has gay friends.

Now he’s giving interviews trying to clear the air.

On Fox News he said, “I don’t change my feeling about the comments. What disheartens me (is that Piers Morgan took) “some answers, reduce— an important and personal and sensitive issue to a four-second sound bite and toss[ed] it into a community to start a political bonfire. [To] really upset people you’re saying you’re looking to protect…is disingenuous.”

What’s disingenuous is Kirk trying to say he blurted out a “four-second soundbite” when the discussion about the subject was actually almost three minutes. Kirk had plenty of time to be thoughtful and make his feelings clear. Which I think he did.  And Piers Morgan didn’t “toss” any sound bite out into a community.  Kirk said it – and the world heard.

Kirk also gave an interview to The Daily Beast where he said this:

“When my friend who came to me and said you’re the first person I’m telling this to, I’ve known you for 10 years, I’m gay. I could tell how difficult it was. It’s personal. It’s sensitive. It’s difficult. He was nervous what my reaction would be. I said, ‘Dude, you know me. I love you. There’s nothing you could ever tell me that would make me not love you and care about you.’ If Piers had asked me that: what do you think about homosexuals? What do you think about the gay community?”

On what he’d do if his son was gay:

“It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue. If my kids came to me and said I’m gay, I’d say, ‘Son, I love you.’ That’s never at stake. Never, never, never at stake. We’ll talk and we’ll go through life together and we’ll work through our thoughts and feelings and we’ll come to what’s healthy. You’ll make your decisions and I’ll make mine.”

When Ramin Setoodeh asks about gay marriage, Cameron’s publicist interrupts: “I don’t mean to interrupt. I think we’ve gone enough into it. The gay marriage, I just want to stay away from it. It’s just so polarizing.”

And I think that says all you need to know. Kirk Cameron wants you know he loves gays, but let’s not talk about things that are “polarizing.” He wants to give interviews hoping you’ll like him, but he can’t talk about the issue that started it all.

Got it.

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29 more reader comments:

  1. LOVE HIM

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:18am
  2. check yourself first Kirk not Piers

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:18am
  3. movies? I’ve never heard of any of his so-called movies. LMAO!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:19am
  4. I see, he didn’t mean it, Piers made him say it. save it asshat

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:20am
  5. The subject is always difficult to reply to, I don’t blame him for what he said, and he counteract makes all the sense in the world. At least he had the common decency to remark on his words.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:21am
  6. Boycott his work….if you can find it!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:23am
  7. In Kirk’s little peabrain, having someone telling you to stop spewing bigotry is equivalent to being beaten into a coma or being driven to suicide. Teh stoopid is strong with this one.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:24am
  8. He’s going to be in damage control for a very long time.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:24am
  9. He dont know when to stop…smh..People quit talkin about him..and he has to say something else..

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:25am
  10. kirk cameron said what was on whatever mind he is said to possess. he is free to flaunt his opinion, bigoted and blighted as it is. he simply has to live with the consequences of his actions. doesn’t he teach tht in other areas of his life-especially to his children?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:27am
  11. to blame other people for his lack of a filter for an interview is wrong. he is an ass for thinking that his loose lipped exchange could be blamed on other people.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:28am
  12. He’s a douche

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:29am
  13. Always, always, always blame someone else for your faults. It’s the fascist way.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:29am
  14. He may have his opinion, and still cares for his gay friend, but in his private life, he may have to turn about.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:30am
  15. He is very religous. His movies are about the coming of christ an satan. I think he protests too much.always thoight he was a closet case.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:31am
  16. WOW, I have not seen Kirk Cameron in years…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:33am
  17. Wow, blame Piers for just asking a question. A question on which Kirk gave his opinion about and stands firmly behind. And yet, he blames him. Interesting.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:34am
  18. Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:36am
  19. if he only knew how many gay teen boys made happy time to him during growing pains i think he would die!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:39am
  20. Yes, of course; it makes perfect sense. Blame someone else because you’re bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:40am
  21. I learned one of the lesbian had a crush on kirk cameron EEEEEK!….

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:40am
  22. Never like the Cameron Family. His sister Candy from “Full Shit House” is sooo snobbish in real life….EEEK!.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:42am
  23. No Kirk Cameron said what he said because he’s a bigot. Has he even read what The Bible entails as traditional marriage? It says a man can take as many wives as he wants and as many slaves as he wants. So it will be a cold day in hell and over my dead body before that becomes the definition of marriage in America. Plus traditional marriage made women slaves to their husbands because in the Christian Bible it tells women to submit to their husbands. Who cares what organized religion says about marriage? I’m not Christian so why should Christianity have the authority to tell me who I can be with? Marriage should be defined as an union between 2 or more consenting adults, period.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:42am
  24. The only show I want to see Mr. Cameron in is called “My night in Balboa Park”

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:44am
  25. It’s always the same with these people. When their bigoted remarks come’s back and bites them in the butt they tend to say they didn’t actually mean what they said. Knowing Kirk’s beliefs, he meant exactly what he said

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:48am
  26. Honestly, I’d like to meet Piers and shake his hand for allowing Kirk to show the kind of person he really is on an international platform.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:50am
  27. ppl mite like u if u own up to it look at charlie sheen he owned up to his stuff and we still love him to death if u can’t ur just an asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:53am
  28. Kirk easy fix….shut up…

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:55am
  29. this is why people need to speak out and ask questions, cause then people with reveil their violent hatred

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:57am