1. In an interview with HuffPost Live, Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Irons expressed some concerns about same-sex marriage.
While Irons expressed he “doesn’t have a strong feeling either way”, he did suggest same-sex marriage could be manipulated to allow fathers to pass on their estates to their sons without being taxed.
4. Josh Zepps kindly reminded him, “There are laws against incest.”
“It’s not incest between men”, because “incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed,” replied Irons.
9. Some responses to his worries:
I hate when people say they don’t have strong feelings about something then proceed to spew offensive and ignorant ones #jeremyirons— Alan Cumming
Jeremy Irons: Proof that a posh British accent is no indication of intelligence http://t.co/TufS2B62Bv via @embeedub— Salon.com
Is Jeremy Irons as stupid as he appears or is he just trying to highlight a weird loophole in incest laws?— Noisy Knits
â€œTo avoid estate taxes a father could use gay marriage & marry their sonâ€ Jeremy Irons just made me sick to my stomach. Disgusting logic.— LilEsBella