I love how when a celebrity makes an arse of themselves the inevitable cry is ‘I was misquoted’. Stephen Fry gave an interview to Attitude magazine and opined the following-
‘”The only reason women will have sex with men is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want.”
“If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas. Women would hang around in churchyards thinking: ‘God, I’ve got to get my f***ing 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.”
Naturally this has sparked annoyance withy many a person pondering just what the hell Fry would know about the sexual mores of any female.
I am not annoyed at all because I don’t actually care what he thinks and long ago tired of his ‘golly gosh I’m just a big old cuddly intellectual don’t mind me dear’ schtick. I am not annoyed because he’s just another person spouting an opinion. I don’t give any weight to his opinion, so my emotional reaction to his witterings is one of shrug and reach for my tea.
But what I AM curious about is his twittering about being misquoted. Was he? Did he say those words or not? I would be surprised that Attitude would misquote such a public figure so blatantly. Aren’t you?
Just bloody own it, Stephen.
Perhaps he ought to go the Charlie Sheen route and just pretend nothing happened at all. That way he can act like an arse all he wants and for odd mysterious reasons the public still go ‘aw shucks’.