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Callow: Anti-gay bullying in school is parents' fault

By Laura Harding

Published 12/07/2016

Fears: Simon Callow
Fears: Simon Callow

Four Weddings And A Funeral star Simon Callow (67) has voiced his concern about children bullying their gay classmates in school playgrounds.

The writer and director, who studied at Queen's University Belfast and recently married his partner Sebastian Fox, said he feared children were picking up anti-gay sentiments from their parents.

He said: "We're not in the Promised Land. There's a great deal of bullying and prejudice; some of the worst incidences of anti-gay feeling are in the playground.

"That's very, very, very dismaying and strange. One can only assume they get it from parents."

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