LGBT ally, Colin Farrell was given the ultimate seal of approval from Ellen DeGeneres for his comments on same-sex marriage.
Colin Farrell explains his support for marriage equality in a beautiful way. I couldn’t have said it better myself. http://t.co/dWt9hIWrgh
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 20, 2015
This week, Farrell was interviewed in Ireland on new Claire Byrne’s current affairs show on the subject of marriage equality and the Irish referendum.
In the slot, the Irish actor passionately spoke about the struggles his brother Eamon – who is gay and happily married – faced growing up in Ireland. He gave a compelling account of the abuse and homophobia his brother Eamon suffered
“There was great hardship that he was experiencing every day in school. He went to school under great duress. He got plenty of beatings and got called names continuously.
I remember him coming home with blood on his shirt, and he got plenty of beatings and he got just called names continuously……..so he had a very very very tough time, a lot of cruelty, like real, absolute shameful cruelty that was placed upon him.”
In the interview, Colin went on to say he supports marriage equality “with every fibre of my being”.
Watch the follow interview here