Twitter Actor Back: I Know Women Like to Get Rocks Off

Stephen Fry says he was just 'taking a thought for a walk'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2010 3:48 AM CDT
British actor Stephen Fry gestures to photographers in London.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – He's baaaack. Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry has returned to Twitter after he quit in a snit over the uproar triggered by his comments that women don't like sex because they don't "shag" in bushes. Fry declares he's neither an "antediluvian pig" or a "twatty prune," and is "quite assured of the fact that women do indeed enjoy sex." He posted his comments in a lengthly blog linked to his first new Twitter message vowing to set the record "straightish." He realizes his comments were "offensive, ignorant, arrogant," but he was simply "taking a thought for a walk" during the magazine interview that triggered the hoopla, and now wants to "slink" back to Twitter "as if nothing happened," he notes.

The popular gay actor, who has a recurring role on US TV playing a shrink in the series Bones, vows to do his best to avoid future print interviews, comparing the experience to being "mugged, raped, or burgled," reports the Telegraph. He admitted at an appearance in Los Angeles last night: "As a gay man, female sexuality is patently a closed book to me."

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