George Clooney: Romney’s gay views on ‘wrong side of history’
George Clooney doubted Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate over his attitude towards gay rights after the actor won a Golden Globe last night.
Clooney, well known for his liberal attitude, spoke about candidacy hopeful Romney’s anti-marriage equality stance shortly after picking up a Golden Globe.
He partly dismissed Republican Party frontrunner saying, “I’m not much concerned until there is an actual nominee,” but described Romney’s position on gay rights as, “the wrong side of history.”
Clooney went on to say, “everyone sort of understands [gay rights] might be the last leg of the civil rights movement, I do believe that.”
Romney is well known for being anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage, and signed a pledge at the National Organization for Marriage in 2011 to oppose equal rights.
Commenting on the question of gay rights in relation to the presidential race, Clooney said: “It’s certainly not the wedge issue it was in 2004, so that’s a good sign.”
This is not the first time the actor has commented on gay rights, which he has compared to the generational nature of the civil rights movement, and predicted equality is not far off.
Clooney beat Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling to win the award for best dramatic actor for the film The Descendants, which also won Best Drama.
Before getting political, Clooney charmingly fired off jokes about Ryan Gosling, his Ides of March co-star who could not attend because he was in Thailand, and Michael Fassbender’s full-frontal performance in the film Shame.