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Daniel Radclife: I Loathe Homophobia

Daniel Radclife: I Loathe Homophobia

Daniel Radcliffe takes the August 2009 cover of UK’s premiere gay glossy, Attitude Magazine, even though he isn’t gay and is dating actress Laura O’Toole.

Daniel, who turned 20 yesterday, talks about how he grew up surrounded by his parents’ gay pals and hates anyone with a homophobic attitude.

“I just loathe homophobia,” Daniel shared. “It’s just disgusting and animal and stupid and it’s just thick people who can’t get their heads around it and are just scared. I grew up around gay people entirely. I was the only child in my class who had any experience of homosexuality or anything like that.”

Daniel‘s latest movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price is in theaters now!

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# 1

Think he’s great young man and does a great job in harry potter!

# 2

So what experience of homosexuality did he have then?

I think the young man protest too much.

# 3

he’s funny lookin when not in potter mode

# 4

yea! i hate it to!

now wait for the homophobes to come one here………

# 5

LOVE DANIEL. forever and always

# 6

He is definatley gay himself to say something like that. I hope he gets the guts to come out of the closet soon.

# 7

If he’s not gay, hes probably bi…. and most good looking young men are bi in some way. James Dean was bi/gay… yes, go check that out on Wikipedia!

# 8

Just because he is disgusted by homophobia doesn’t make him gay. Look at all the actors and actresses out there who protest against Prop 8. I think he’s right. People are pathetic if they can’t accept each other as equals and they’re nothing but close-minded if they single out those who are gay.

# 9


His whole comment about “I grew up with gay people entirely”… Really Harry, You only grew up around gays?

And his other comment, “I was the only child in my class who had any experience of homosexuality”.

Reeeeaaaaaallllyyyy?? Gosh Dan, thanks for your wisdom!

Look, I get what he’s saying, but he’s like those annoying little kids from elementary school who brag on and on about how much they know things and you don’t! Its all so childish.

deraj tsuj @ 07/24/2009 at 2:56 am

i thought he was gay

Dan’s awesome and so SEXY! And it makes sense for him to have grown up around homosexuals. He’s been in show business since he was like 8 years old.

And I agree…homophobia is dumb! Everyone should have the same rights regardless of how different they are.

You ROCK Dan!! Happy Birthday!! :D


I’m assuming he means he’s just been around it alot since he was just on Broadway and his parents are also in the entertainment business.
DanRad is pretty cool. Homosexuality is not something I fully understand, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve respect.

Dan just said in an interview that he thinks it’s awesome that some people think he’s Gay.
Because he, “likes to keep them guessing.” But he’s definitely straight. You can tell that by all of his interviews. This guy loves his women and he’s such a charmer.

I just want to grab him and make out with him. i can’t believe he’s already 20 years old.

He looks pretty hot

SouthAfricanGirl @ 07/24/2009 at 3:14 am

I can’t stand Harry Potter!!!
But totally approve of this comment!
Down with homophobs!!!

He says he’s not gay but what “straight” guy writes sex letters to his co-star and what “straight” guy wants to dress in drag. He’s probably bi.

Freud says hi! @ 07/24/2009 at 3:38 am

All people who dislike gay people are totally gay themselves. It’s called defense mechanism… ;-)

LolaSvelt @ 07/24/2009 at 3:53 am

I like how he isn’t afraid to air his views on homophobic because it’s a tough world. I too, loathe homophobia and good on him for covering a gay magazine!

LolaSvelt @ 07/24/2009 at 3:53 am


good for him for standing up for something for solely the sake of other people

I for one iam a supporter of the gay community , I am not gay but I support all kinds of people who fight for their right to be happy with who ever I for once and extremely glad daniel supports them as well as I do because iam a great fan of his….

AllForYouSophia @ 07/24/2009 at 4:34 am

Oh geez, either you are homophobic which makes you the devil, or you “loathe homophobia” which means you’re gay? I don’t get it. Can’t you be straight and hate homophobia? Is that combination not possible at all? Is the choice gay or homophobic? I don’t get it…

Way to go Dan!

@ #16 (ann): what’s this “sex letters to his co-star” story about??

@L: i agree with you!! accepting people who are gay doesnt automatically mean your are gay too. as a straight person myself, nothing irritates me more than homophobic people.

That’s the spirit, Daniel!

Even as I typed that, it sounded British.

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