PROMOTING their upcoming movie Holding the Man, actors Craig Stott and Ryan Corr visited the set of the Seven Network’s Sunrise this morning.
In the wake of the Coalition government’s decision to not allow a free vote on marriage equality within their party, when asked about the timing of the film’s release Stott launched into passionate attack on the government, catching the Sunrise hosts by surprise.
[showads ad=MREC]“I think obviously the Australian government is so out of touch with the Australian people, 72 per cent of Australians support gay marriage, there is a consensus, that is the consensus, it’s up 65 per cent since last year,” he said.
Stott continued by referencing an earlier discussion that had taken place on the Sunrise program.
“Nat made a comment before about chastising people who have the opposite opinion, they in fact should because it’s been 2000 years of indoctrinated hate towards gay people, and we’re trying to change that,” he said.
“And it’s people like that that are holding us back.”
When challenged by host David Koch on the LGBTI community imposing hate against those who don’t support marriage equality, saying that went against the gay rights movement, Stott shot him down.
“Well, why do the opposite and why hate somebody for who they are then? Why would you do that?” he said.
“The fact is, they’re in a heteronormative culture, they are in a upper hand, they are in the upper position as it is, so they are not in any position to be doling out whether or not someone should be allowed to be married on the basis of their gender.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous, it’s absurd.”
The interview ended abruptly after that.
Watch the interview below:
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