Actor Quits Twitter After Sex Comments Spark Outrage

Stephen Fry claims he was misquoted in interview

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 1, 2010 5:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Britain's most popular tweeter has apparently quit Twitter after being lambasted for comments about women's sexuality. Actor Stephen Fry tweeted "Bye Bye" to his 1.9 million followers after he claimed he was misquoted in a magazine interview that women don't enjoy sex. According to the interview, the homosexual celebrity, 53, said women obviously aren't interested in sex because they don't seek out casual encounters on the street, reports the Telegraph. He said women only have sex because that's "the price they are willing to pay" for a relationship.

"If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas," the magazine Attitude quotes him as saying. "Women would go and hang around in churchyards thinking: 'God, I've got to get my f****ing rocks off', or they'd go to Hampstead Heath and meet strangers to shag behind a bush." He added: "I feel sorry for straight men." Fry insists he was misquoted in the story that triggered a firestorm of criticism, though he hasn't clarified his comments. "Now I'm the AntiChrist," he complained. (Click here for a list of celebs who should quit Twitter.)

Stephen Fry  says so long to 1.9 million Twitter followers.
Stephen Fry says so long to 1.9 million Twitter followers.   (Getty Images)
This screen shot taken from the microblogging site Twitter.com.
This screen shot taken from the microblogging site Twitter.com.   (AP photo)
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