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Actor Rupert Everett says coverage of Phillip Schofield is ‘homophobic and outrageous’

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Rupert Everett said coverage of Phillip Schofield’s affair was “homophobic” and “outrageous” and should be “dropped” by the media.

The actor agreed that reports of the former ITV presenter’s relationship with a younger male colleague were disproportionate and represented a “moment of insanity”, reports Breaking News.

In an interview with The Sun published Thursday, Schofield implied that some of the backlash against him stemmed from homophobia.

Everett is directing a new documentary about playwright, actor and director Noel Coward, who was a covert homosexual at a time when being gay was illegal.

Speaking to Channel 4 about the outcome of Schofield’s affairs, Everett said, “What’s he done? He’s married and has had an affair with someone that’s legal to have an affair with. Unless there’s something else that we haven’t heard about they should drop it,” reports Breaking News.

Schofield reiterated that he did not “groomed” the man.

“Attraction is attraction. It’s no different in the gay world as it is in the heterosexual world or in the lesbian world. There shouldn’t be a difference. This is where homophobia comes in. We did first meet when he was 15, I visited the drama school (he attended). So yeah, there’s a difference. It’s accepted by Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s not accepted if it’s in the gay world,” he told The Sun, reports Breaking News.

DiCaprio, Titanic actor, 48, has reportedly had several relationships with females who were younger than him.

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