Jeremy Irons, the star of Showtime's The Borgias, recently got himself in some hot water when he questioned gay marriage laws, asking if changes in it would lead to fathers marrying their sons in order to pass down property without tax penalties.
“Could a father not marry his son?" Irons asked, adding that, "Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed... It seems to me that now they're fighting for the name. I worry that it means somehow we debase, or we change, what marriage is. I just worry about that.”
Apparently those comments were not received that well by everyone, so today Irons talked to the BBC about them and explained his feelings a little differently, adding that he wish he would have "buttoned" his lip before discussing the topic previously.
"I think gay marriage is wonderful. I think any reason that holds anybody together in a relationship is great. If it works as glue, if it makes you feel better, if it makes you feel you love your partner more, it's great," Irons said.
It is a shame that he had to backtrack off his original statement, if that is what he really feels. It seems like in our attempt to always be politically correct, people have to tame their public opinions. If you really think something, own it!