Breaking Bad star claims lesbians just need to ‘find a good d**k’
Breaking Bad actor Lavell Crawford is under fire for claims that gay people have made a “choice” and lesbians should “try a d**k out”.
US actor and comedian Lavell Crawford is best known for his role in cult AMC series Breaking Bad, playing fan favourite bodyguard Huell – who rolled around on a bed of money in one of the show’s most iconic scenes.
The actor spoke about homosexuality in an interview with VLAD TV, claiming it is a “choice” to be gay and that lesbians should try dating men.
In the interview (below), he said: “I don’t hate you because you gay… I think that’s a choice, I believe that’s a choice. [sic]
“Every guy who’s gay, that’s a woman out there for him, he just must need to date a stronger woman, or a bodybuilder or somebody more butch.
“I always see women with a chick, they got on the same outfit I got on. What the f**k is that about?
“Why you dating somebody who looks like me? You could be dating who’s got all the equipment!”
He added: “We gotta teach their kids how to be men and women before we try gay and lesbian and sh*t, because that s**t is just redundant.”
“At 25 I think you can be gay. If you decide you want to be gay at 25, that’s fine. But try p***y for the first years – try p***y out.
“Young ladies, try a d**k out. You’re gonna find a good d**k out there, try one!”
In the video, the actor added that when he discovered his six-year-old son watching a cartoon including a character who had two mothers, he “had to change the channel”.
He said: “If TV gon’ make my kid gay, I’m not gon’ accept that. If you wanna be gay, see the world first.”
He said: “I don’t think cartoons is a f**king venue for homosexuality. I just don’t think it. I don’t think I should have to see a gay character, they’re trying to put in your kid’s mind, oh I’m born gay! The jury’s still f**king out on that.
“When you put it in there, kids are impressionable, they be thinking, I want to be like this.”
He added: “No matter how much they’re getting accepted, it’s still f**king weird,
“Now they’re trying to get their own bathrooms and sh*t” Crawford said. “It’s still not the norm.”
The comic added that he cannot be homophobic – because his father split from his mother after realising he was gay.
He said: “I don’t have nothing against gay people, because my father’s gay. He’s a gay man.”
“He married a white man… and I’m asking questions, what should I call him, step-dad or step-mom? I said, which one is the man? I wanted to know!”
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston previously apologised to an actor who complained that he had homophobically bullied him early in his career.
Long before his role on the hit AMC show, Cranston had a small part on 90s kids’ show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Recalling filming the show in a 2009 interview, he quipped: “They actually named one of the Power Rangers after me. The Blue Power Ranger’s last name is Cranston… [but] he’s the fey one, that’s the problem.”
David Yost, who played Blue Ranger Billy Cranston on the show, has repeatedly spoken about experiencing horrifying levels of homophobia on-and-off set while filming the show and in the closet.
The actor, who only came out publicly a year after Cranston’s comments, hit out at him this month after Cranston was cast as Zordon in an upcoming Power Rangers remake.
Yost told NBC: “When I read that interview, which took place about a year before I came out publicly, it really hurt me.
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“In his mind, he probably thinks he was being funny, but that’s the kind of thing that’s not funny, and that’s the kind of thing I would hear while I was working on set. And when you hear stuff like that enough times, it gets to you – especially when [Cranston] says ‘that’s the problem.”
Cranston has now issued an apology for the off-the-cuff comment.
He said in a statement: “To be honest, I don’t remember saying that. But I accept that I may have as Mr. Yost suggests, in an attempt at humour.
“To hear that my impulsive comment hurt someone’s feelings, makes me contrite.
“I accept responsibility for the thoughtless remark and apologise to Mr Yost and anyone else who may have been offended.”