- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rose McGowan slammed gay men as being misogynistic and dismissive of women’s rights as she argued against the LGBT supporters who boycotted Brunei-owned hotels.

The “Charmed” actress slammed protesters as “delusional idiots” for launching a boycott against the Dorchester Collection, after Brunei’s sultan introduced a code of Islamic law that includes death by stoning for homosexuals, The Independent reported.

Gay author Brett Easton Ellis, who interviewed Ms. McGowan for his weekly podcast, agreed with the actress, calling the Dorchester Collection boycott a “form of narcissistic, self-victimization, gay insanity” that ultimately led to the harming of “the people who simply work at the hotel,” The Independent reported.

Ms. McGowan, who held an anti-boycott party at the Beverly Hills Hotel over the summer, condemned the protesters for failing to fight for the rights of women in Arab countries.

“Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so,” she said, The Independent reported. “I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I’m actually really upset with them.”



The actress later apologized after receiving a wave of backlash on social media.

“I made a dumb generalization, and for that I apologize,” she wrote in an opinion piece for The Huffington Post. “For everything else I said, no, I will not.”

“Where does it say that because of a man’s sexual preference, I don’t get to point out character defects?” she continued. “When equal pay for women was voted down by every male Republican there was no LGBT outcry. I wondered why that was? After all, lesbians are women, this affects them, too, right? Misogyny infuriates men, and it endangers me as a human.

“Gay men certainly aren’t MORE misogynistic than heteros, but I’ve met some that have come damn close. In some ways it’s more damaging, because it’s coming from supposedly enlightened people,” she wrote.

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