Is Colin Farrell Awesome Again? Letter of Support for Marriage Equality Says Yes.
I’d like to recommend to any over- exposed, Hollywood It Boy that you follow in Colin Farrel’s footsteps. Just over 10 years ago, he seemed like he was committing career suicide when he made a string a terrible- to- worse movies, had a remarkably questionable dating history, and just seemed overall vaguely skeezy. And now
I. Don’t. Care.
Somewhere between getting sober, romancing Elizabeth Taylor and Seven Psychopaths, he completely won me back over. Turns out he’ll do terrible movies from time to time, but still manages to seem charming while doing it. So charming, in fact, that the “Colin Farrell Makes Plea for Marriage Equality” headline made me intrigued instead of eye- rolly.
Ireland will be holding a referendum on whether to legalize same sex marriage in mid- 2015. And Farrell wanted to weigh in as much for his brother Eamon and Eamon’s husband Steven:
They are about the healthiest and happiest couple I know. They had to travel a little farther than down the aisle to make their vows, though, to Canada, where their marriage was celebrated.
That’s why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE.
As for his country:
Speaking out in support of equality in all its forms is a moral necessity if we’re to have a society where peace, compassion and kindness become the ruling classes.
Only love in action can stamp out the wilting toxicity of the intolerant among us.
Only ink on paper can truly prove that the Irish people are who we’ve held ourselves proudly to be - a people who, in the majority, are deeply feeling and have a natural and abiding lean towards inclusion and fairness, heart and hospitality.
You should read the whole thing. It does admittedly meander a little, but it’s mostly well argued and really touching.
I really think this is it, Colin. You’ve totally managed to redeem yourself. I might even be able to make it out of this thing without having to bring up Daredevil.
Damnit. So close.
Source: Sunday World
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