While conservatives have people like Ted Nugent, Clint Eastwood and Larry the Cable Guy, most thinking people in Hollywood tend to lean liberal. Sometimes, conservatives will grasp at straws trying to find someone who shares in their brand of hate. They tried that with Chris Pratt, and now they’re trying it with Jake Gyllenhaal.
The conservative blog The Political Insider had this as a headline on Friday:
As a reminder, Gyllenhaal starred in perhaps the first mainstream film that was specifically about a same-sex couple. Okay, Brokeback Mountain wasn’t exactly about a functional same-sex couple, but it was groundbreaking. It was a little surprising to see the implication that maybe Gyllenhall was against marriage equality.
This is what The Political Insider said about Gyllenhaal’s comments:
Famous actor Jake Gyllenhall, star of the newly released movie Southpaw, just took a bold stance for conservative values! In a radio interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, he said something which left the audience speechless.
Here’s the quote that is supposed to be so shocking:
There are a lot of beautiful women and there are opportunities but I believe in monogamy.
I believe in, when you meet somebody who’s right, it’ll be right and you’ll stay there.
That’s wonderful, but I can think of millions of other people who also believe in monogamy and many of them are gay and were fighting for their rights to enter a monogamous marriage.
Now, Gyllenhaal has had something to say about marriage equality and something makes me think the conservative blogs would be a bit less smug about it. He recently said about the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage:
When I heard about the news I thought, ‘Wow, how far we’ve come in a decade. And how far we have to go in so many things.’ But I think, hopefully, something like that in terms of the resistance of society and seeing that it’s possible to change was such an amazing thing. I remember thinking, my mom sent me the decision. And how it was written, I thought it was so beautiful. And she said it’s all about love. My brother said to me a few weeks ago, all we leave behind is the wake of our love — that’s all we have. And to know that wins out sometimes is an inspiration to me.
Love. Maybe conservatives should value that in all marriage, unless they’re trying to imply that liberals don’t appreciate love and monogamy. Oh, and Gyllenhaal is a Democrat who supported Obama.
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