Yikes, Stephen Fry is having a seriously rough go of it lately. The 53-year-old comedian and author's recent comments on female sexuality still has him in hot water with many feminists, writers, and fans.
Late last week, the British personality also revealed some photos he shot of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set online, says Hollywood.com. The actor is currently filming a Sherlock Holmes sequel at Leavesden Studios in England, which is next door to where the new Harry Potter movie was filmed. But he was quickly advised to pull the photos, leaving him to tweet: "Ooops. I've been sent to the naughty step."
For those not familiar with Fry's recent saga, here's a recap: In the November issue of Attitude magazine, the openly gay Fry suggests that females don't really enjoy sex like their male counterparts.
"If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas," he says. "Women would go and hang around in churchyards thinking: 'God, I've got to get my fucking rocks off', or they'd go to Hampstead Heath and meet strangers to shag behind a bush. It doesn't happen. Why? Because the only women you can have sex with like that wish to be paid for it."
Fry also goes on to say that he feels "sorry for straight men." "The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want," Fry continues. "Of course, a lot of women will deny this and say, 'Oh no, but I love sex, I love it!' But do they go around having it the way that gay men do?"
Now there’s some speculation that the Twitter-happy television presenter may have stepped down from his favorite (outside of his blog, of course) social media soap box. On Halloween morning, he posted some harsh words relating to his recent interview before signing off with an abrupt goodbye.
"So some f***ing paper misquotes a humorous interview I gave, which itself misquoted me and now I'm the Antichrist. I give up," he tweeted.
Just a year ago, Fry stated that he might leave Twitter due to "too much aggression and unkindness around," following several rows with a few of his Twitter readers.
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