Earlier this year, former “Growing Pains” star and devout Christian Kirk Cameron came under fire for some negative comments he made about homosexuality.
During an appearance with Piers Morgan, Cameron stated his belief that homosexuality is “destructive” and “unnatural.” Unsurprisingly, his comments stirred a lot of backlash, but when given an opportunity to clarify or retract his statements, he stuck to his beliefs.
“I don’t change my feeling about the comments,” he told “Fox and Friends” in a later interview, and further claimed that Morgan had been “disingenuous” during his appearance.
“What disheartens me…is that when you’re sitting across the table from someone who knows what your perspective is on issues — and I’ve been very consistent, I don’t think anything I said surprised anybody as a Bible-believing Christian — but to then take some answers, reduce an important and personal and sensitive issue to a 4-second soundbite and toss it into a community to start a political firestorm and really upset people that you’re saying you’re looking to protect, I think it’s disingenuous,” he said.
Although he did eventually backpedal on his statements, it was too little, too late, because Cameron wasn’t the only one who was disheartened, albeit for much different reasons.
Now a group of his fellow childhood actors have taken to Funny or Die to express their opinion of his comments — and it’s safe to say that they’re both amusing, and none too flattering.
Referring to themselves as CCOKC (yes, pronounced “cock”) Brice Beckham, Maureen Flannigan, Christine Lakin, Keith Coogan and more “Childhood Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron” point out that not only are gays not “destroying everything mankind ever built,” but actually helped Cameron in his early career, making his statements not only unenlightened, but also hypocritical.
“Together we’re pledging to raise awareness about a serious threat to our civil rights — Kirk Cameron’s stupid opinions,” they say.
“Look, we’ve met Kirk, and he’s a very pleasant guy. The problem is, he’s one of us, and he should know better. As young actors, we grew up around gay people. They were our wardrobe stylists, our hair stylists, our…I’m sure they did other things too, but mainly they were stylists. Our experience in the entertainment industry showed us that most homosexuals are kind, hard-working people.”
“Kirk, like all of us, lived and worked in the company of homosexuals for years. And [we would] challenge him to name one thing they ever did to hurt him, his community, or civilization as a whole.”
Of course, this is a Funny or Die video, so jokes abound. Mixed in with the serious message are playful jabs at Neil Patrick Harris (one of the entertainment industry’s few gay “a**holes”), the CCOKCs’ discomfort at explaining gay sex, and their assertion that they aren’t trying to defend — or discriminate against — gay criminals.
The end of the video pretty much sums it all up, as they take turns proclaiming, “I’m a CCOKC. And Kirk, you’re just a dick.”
Check it out below, but be warned, it’s NSFW.