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
Stephen Fry says so long to 1.9 million Twitter followers.   (Getty Images)

(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.)

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rooia
Nov 3, 2010 3:23 PM CDT
Argh. Do people only think in binary now? Women may not enjoy sex as much as men =/= women do not enjoy sex. I'd go even further and say there's two additional thoughts to parse in the analysis - 1) Men are not the default humans. 2) Women do not enjoy sex with men who are bad in bed. (Especially if they get very defensive and evil-tempered when informed of such.)
chas_m
Nov 2, 2010 3:48 AM CDT
Hey, here's a wild idea: Fry says he was misquoted. Let's actually see what the magazine can produce to back up their argument that he wasn't, THEN make a judgement about whether he was or not! Wow! I think I may be onto an entirely new concept here ...
missimob
Nov 1, 2010 9:44 PM CDT
How in the hell would he know? He is gay after all so he is not even coming from a real mans point of view..I actually know a few women who LOVE casual sex, so We aren't all tight asses like he thinks we are.. Come on this isn't the 50's we did experience the sexual revolution and in an era where every where you turn there is some one gay, no offense to anyone, I think it is ok to say" I love to have sex", and not be called nasty names because of it..