Colin Farrell: I Grew Up Watching My Gay Brother Be Bullied

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    Mar 11, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    From a statement for Ireland's BeLong To organization:

    “Whether it be the attacking of Gay students, which I witnessed first hand happening to my own brother, or students who are in the minority as a result of race or religious beliefs or any other such characteristic that separates them from ‘the norm’, it is all wrong and has no place in a just and compassionate country such as I know Ireland to be. We have always been praised as being the friendliest and most welcoming race in the world. My wish is for us to prove it daily, in the school yards and playgrounds across this Great Land of Ours.”

    http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/03/09/colin-farrell-i-grew-up-watching-my-gay-brother-be-bullied/

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  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 11, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Oh no there's way more going on there. Go rent Alexander the final cut.
  • FredMG

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    Mar 11, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidOh no there's way more going on there. Go rent Alexander the final cut.


    no! No! NO!

    I saw this in theaters and it was so horrible I wanted to pound nails into my own head. So I left the theater and the feeling stopped.
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    Interesting article thanks for posting.
  • RSportsguy

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    Mar 11, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    Colin has been one of my favorite actors since I seen him in Tigerland. This only makes me respect him more! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 11, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    He plays bi in "A Home at the End of the World." Sad movie.
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    Mar 11, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
    He always seems like such a dead on kinda guy... I know he has spoken in the past about gay rights and his son has special needs and he has spoken out on that too... He is right though about the welcoming aspect of irish society.. Sometimes it just aint there... But then i guess everywhere has its own share of rude and small minded assholes that spoil it for the rest ;-)
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    Would be more impressed if he had said "Defending my gay brother from being bullied" instead of "watching ...."


    Just saying.