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Colin Farrell Is Against Gay Bullying

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We knew there was a good reason we adored him so!

Colin Farrell spoke out this week against homophobic bullying as part of a well-known Irish LGBT group's week long campaign to end such oppression, especially for teens. The group, Belong To, asked Colin to participate and give his perspective as the brother of a gay man. Colin was happy to oblige and spoke about the ordeals his brother faced. He recalled:

"I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother Eamon suffered. I was very small. The thing I do remember though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. The beatings and taunting were very frequent for my him and a constant part of his school years.

People are often afraid of difference. They feel that anything that causes fear, should be turned away from. My brother represented fear for so many people, but caused joy in my life. From a very young age he made me laugh with his intelligence and wit, made me aspire to his strength and goodness. He was to be embraced.

To many of the students of his school however he was to be feared. He was to be turned away from. I didn't understand it then, and I still don't now."

Us either, Colin, but maybe if more beautiful faces like yours say that it is wrong, more people will see the truth!

Bravo, Colin! Nice to know you are on our side!

[Image via WENN.]

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60 comments to “Colin Farrell Is Against Gay Bullying”



  1. 1

    perez, what he says is great, but when you refer to his good looks, you objectify him. it's pathetic.



  2. 2

    Well said Colin. Ignorance breeds fear and prejudice. We all need to learn more about our fellow man so we can be more tolerant of each other.



  3. 3

    Good on him! More cleebs should use their powers in the media to spread the messages of love and acceptance of ALL people!! very hippy of me lol



  4. 4

    Smart and sexy! ;) YUM



  5. 5

    Re: putty101
    I will share a joint with you!



  6. 6

    He actually said something intelligent and selfless. But take a close look at that picture. Has he got Methface?



  7. 7

    Thanks for picking up on this- Colin was speaking in connection with The Irish LGBT youth organization BeLonG To, and their week long "Stand Up- LGBT youth awareness campaign.



  8. 8

    way to choose the ugliest picture of him.



  9. 9

    i adore him. he was my first full-on hollywood crush in the early 2000s. lovely man



  10. 10

    Colin,
    Good for you. Gay bashing is a terrible thing.
    Since you're famous, would you take up another cause that needs immediate attention?
    Geek bashing. Geek bashing doesn't really get a lot of attention, but high school can be a terrible place, if you're really, really smart, dorky looking and white. Black smart geeks get a pretty raw deal as well. They are called Uncle Tom's because they don't follow their gangsta brothers and speak proper English.
    Short people get a lot of flak too.
    Fat Fucks are shunned to go eat in private.
    I can add another 20 groups that need your help, Colin.
    Tell me this. Why would a murder of someone gay be more important than a White Geek Nerd? Hate crimes are more affirmative action shit for just one segment and not for all the people.
    You're the racist…don't you have compassion for the White Geeks, the Fatties, the Short Height challenged?
    What a load of crap, always demanding for your segment and not the same laws for everyone.



  11. 11

    Re: luvstotango
    You are a sad lonely asshole please go to your fox nation your low IQ will fit in there. din mamma är en kuksugande hora



  12. 12

    Re: luvstotango

    you are so ridiculous. how do you know whats his views are on the groups you mentioned. Maybe he was asked specifically on gay bullying, and hence his response.



  13. 13

    I knew he was more than just a pretty face!



  14. 14

    Awww Thaaanks :)



  15. 15

    Re: luvstotango – gubbe

  16. DM201 says – reply to this


    16

    "maybe if more beautiful faces like yours say that things will change"? So if ugly people (like Perez) it's not as good as if good looking people say it? Perez better hope that's not the case, he's terminally ugly.



  17. 17

    Re: luvstotango – You pulled way to much out of it. He was talking about a particular group of people, was his brother a white geek, fat, or short(?), no his brother was gay. And to the first comment, everyone talks about how good looking Colin is, it's not objectifying him, it's just what people do. He's good looking, I'm sure he's heard by now. It was an interesting perspective, he remembers blood on his brother's clothes, he's got a POV.

  18. Laury says – reply to this


    18

    You love anyone who supports gays. So predictable.



  19. 19

    Re: DM201 – You're exposing yourself as someone who would like to continue bullying gays guilt free. You can say it's because he's fat all you want, but it's obvious. Well, a lot of people think it's immoral to bully people the way you do. Do you think it helps gay people become straight and religious? Some people cling to that, I think that's BS though. I think bullying is fun, and you get a short term high off it. But your time is about up, youre rampantly looking for excuses to continue your behavior, despite the fact that it's becomming less and less acceptable, regardless of what Perez posts on his site.



  20. 20

    Ugh. Bad people everywhere, the pink walls of a celebrity gossip site, and homophobes still find their way on. I gotta sign off I can't read this crap.



  21. 21

    Re: Laury
    What a stupid post! What is your problem ?



  22. 22

    This is great! Much needed. Too many gay kids get bullied because of their sexuality and it's outrageous and needs to STOP.



  23. 23

    People are not "afraid" of difference that is not why they bully. People bully because they are rotten people that is all. They don't care about the feelings of others and they enjoy hurting people. People get bullied all the time for all sorts of reasons. Kids get picked on because they are fat, or short, or nerds, whatever. Gays do not have it any worse than anyone else. All school bullies should be kicked out of school no matter the reason and no matter who is the target.



  24. 24

    I like how the highlighted part was almost exactly what Erykah Badu's message was, but he will get much more support than she did simply for making a statement, where as she literally threw her ass on the line.

    I like Colin Farrel, that's not my point.



  25. 25

    He is a very handsome and talented guy but that is the absolute worst picture I have ever seen of him. Anyway Colin has always been very supportive of the gay community, he has also played gay or bisexual at least twice so far. There is nothing remotely shocking about that in every interview he does, he talks about how much he loves his brother and how he always supports him.



  26. 26

    Good for Collin,Humanity isn't just reserved for a few, but for all.



  27. 27

    He is soooo handsome, and I love that he's Irish! Where is he? I haven't seen him in any movies lately!

  28. Wrenn says – reply to this


    28

    I always get the gay vibe with him. Probably bi-sexual though. I don't see him turning anyone down…male or female. I don't even think animals would be safe around him. Looks like a goat fucker.



  29. 29

    @Girlsetsfire- what was Erykah speaking about?



  30. 30

    www.belongto.org



  31. 31

    Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene:
    youtube.com/watch?v=qCzbNkyXO50
    I LOVE IT!



  32. 32

    w w w dot belongto dot org for the full story and Stand up campaign details.



  33. 33

    Re: Wrenn – Colin is one of my honorary members of, "The Dirty Underwear Club".
    I believe you could be right about him being a goatfucker.
    Shame, he used to look really hot on a good day.



  34. 34

    That's the "Johhny Depp Dirty Underwear Club".



  35. 35

    Re: TheMAstley – Right on, man ;) I'm out too… peace everyone.



  36. 36

    Awesome! We need more intelligent people,like Colin,in this world. More people should have his attitude. What he says is definitely the truth, the LGBT community gets treated like shit and it SUCKS. Bigotry should not even be a part of life. Haven't we learned from our past mistakes? This is America…land of the free. That means EVERYONE.



  37. 37

    Re: Laury – I wonder why that is? **rolls eyes** You don't have to come to a gay man's site,if you don't like gay people. You're post says it all. Now,run along like a good little homophobe.



  38. 38

    Re: rudemood – #23- That's true but when was the last time someone got killed for being short,fat or a nerd? Big difference,my friend.



  39. 39

    Re: Wrenn – WTF? Grow up and get a life!



  40. 40

    Thank you Colin!



  41. 41

    Re: luvstotango – dumbest argument ever. His brother is gay so it is important to him.

    If I give money to a charity, you're gonna say "what about this charity". STUPID REASONING.



  42. 42

    Was this not the guy who 'hung out' with Kevin Spacey when he was a young nobody in HollyWood …. ?



  43. 43

    Colin F, looks like a wussy (with a p).



  44. 44

    OMG. Perez is going to **ck some Irish cock!!!



  45. 45

    Re: Be-Atch – he sure "hung" out, i mean, he sure was "hung out" with kevin spacey!!! too funny



  46. 46

    Could it be that Perez knows (and does) far more than we think?

  47. Davin says – reply to this


    47

    Nicely said, I'm proud of him.



  48. 48

    who isnt against bullying? this story isnt even news



  49. 49

    What a wonderful brother.



  50. 50

    jones19, You are correct about ignorance and everyone needing to learn more about strangers ! Thank fuckin god someone has common sense, compassion, intelligence and a logical mind for equality among people in here. Fuckin A, well said!



  51. 51

    I LOVE COLIN



  52. 52

    Hooray for Collin!



  53. 53

    Re: ellebelle84 – Thank you:)



  54. 54

    :D !!! I love it when the people you'd least expect turn around and do the best things ever!! YOU GO COLLIN!! :)



  55. 55

    Re: luvstotango – Still BAT SHIT I see!



  56. 56

    Re: TheMAstley – No don't! I like you!!! :)



  57. 57

    Re: rudemood – You are too fucking ignorant for words…



  58. 58

    Re: Mickey9661 – Hi! How are you? :)



  59. 59

    i have always liked colin farell and now even more. it is true, gays are continually bullied in school and children need to be taught by their parents to be tolerant and understanding of who is different from them. You don't have to agree, but at least respect.



  60. 60

    Bullying is out of control-period. The parents of these little basterds should be held responsible for any hurt they cause other kids for whatever reasoning.where else are they learning this HATE.Wake up America.