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Craig Ferguson Addresses His Gay Character In How To Train Your Dragon 2
HipHollywood ^ | 6-18-2014 | Ashley Williams

Posted on 06/25/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon 2 is full of comedy, action and thrills … But one thing that might catch movie goers off guard is the film’s reference to homosexuality.

In the fantasy flick, Gobber, the voice of late night host, Craig Ferguson, made a direct comment about his sexuality. “This is why I never married. This and one other reason,” the animated character says. So, during an interview with Ferguson to talk about the sequel, HipHollywood got straight to the point and asked the star about his character’s sexuality.

“I think that the implication would be that he is gay. I think, maybe more will be revealed later on,” Craig responded.

(Excerpt) Read more at hiphollywood.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: gaynewsrooms; hollyweirdvalues; inyourface; pinkjournalism
Saw the movie today and wish I read this before I went. It was an awkward moment in the film and not necessary.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

promotion of homosexuality really has reached a fever pitch in our culture, hasn’t it?


2 posted on 06/25/2014 7:19:27 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Citizen Zed

Thanks for posting. My wife was asking if I’d take my daughter to see this movie, not going to happen.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 7:21:19 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: Citizen Zed

They have to promote it to children, its called recruiting


4 posted on 06/25/2014 7:24:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PGR88

Yes. Promotion of homosexuality has reached a fever pitch. If we really want to improve the status, we need to over and over remind people about the physical acts implied by homosexualty and the results of engaging in them.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT by amihow
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To: Citizen Zed

Geez, I took it as him not having private parts. I didn’t think it was this... ugh. Thanks for ruining the movie for me, Mr. Ferguson.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 7:43:56 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Citizen Zed

I probably would never have noticed it, or thought he had a problem. Why assume he doesn’t like women? Oh well, I’ll never go see it now. Too bad, because I loved the first one. Good lord, is Disney going to make homosexual cartoon movies? Glad I don’t have Disney stock.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 7:46:06 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: Citizen Zed

So they should have called the franchise “How To Drain Your Dragon”?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 7:47:42 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Citizen Zed

The book series is read by David Tennant, who is *amazing.* We first got them from Audible and then found them at our library.

My kids listened to them avidly and not one of them can *stand* the thought of the second movie. They watched the first, but after hearing the stories they think it’s a terrible betrayal.

A thought if your kids are begging to watch the movie.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:25 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: PGR88

Yeah, somehow it became cool and hip to practice extreme sexual perversion. They’ve succeeded in pushing that agenda throughout the schools. Schools us taxpayers have to pay for. It should be against our freedom of religion rights for them to peddle such garbage.

We’re off the cliff and speeding towards the jagged rocks below.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Citizen Zed

Lesson learned. You have to have pre-watched anything you expose children to these days. They slip feces in everywhere


11 posted on 06/25/2014 7:54:47 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Thorliveshere

Homosexual or not, that has no place in an alleged kids film.

I’m sick to death of all the “catering to ‘adults’” in kids films in my lifetime. Never mind the other problems. As if truly mature classy adults cannot handle no-sex jokes in their kids films.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 7:57:36 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I don’t know about their claim, but I didn’t see what Goober said as anything sexual. Just because he (the interviewer) wants to claim it, doesn’t make it so. Like when someone claimed Prof Dumbledore was gay (from Harry Potter). Being single and hanging with members of the same sex does not make you perverted, just single.

Sheesh!


13 posted on 06/25/2014 8:04:15 PM PDT by egfowler3 (Why do I even bother? No one's listening.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Why on earth would you bring perversion to a childrens movie unless..........
Maybe it is not about equality.........


14 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:04 PM PDT by 48th SPS (Not Republican. Not a Democrat. I am an American)
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To: Citizen Zed

Not only do gays need to recruit new meat, but above all they crave approval of the rest of us. When we refuse to give it, that craving turns to white-hot hatred of the reasons we give. That hatred motivates retribution and a desire to silence us by any means possible. The issue of homosexuality goes to the very core of their self-identity and anyone who tells them the cold death truth, that is that homosexuality is a sin and those who practice it cannot attain eternal life, has in effect reminded them of the death they embrace and identify with.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 8:16:43 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Oh no, even when I thought it was missing private parts, I didn’t think it appropriate.

It’s a good film otherwise, I mean... Hiccup, the main character wants to “make peace” with the main villain, so he goes out on his own, only to discover that he really CAN’T make peace, that sometimes, force IS necessary to bring about peace. I thought that was refreshing at least.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 8:31:01 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Citizen Zed

Is that what the kids are calling it these days? Their “dragon”?


17 posted on 06/25/2014 8:45:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Sodom and Gomorrha
18 posted on 06/25/2014 9:30:08 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: agrarianlady
>> My kids listened to them avidly and not one of them can *stand* the thought of the second movie. They watched the first, but after hearing the stories they think it’s a terrible betrayal. <<

Interesting. I thought How to Train Your Dragon 1 was an awful movie but my views seem to be the extreme minority since it made tons of money and had overwhelming positive reviews from critics.

They should have called the movie "Scottish men who claim to be 'vikings' teach their inexplicably California-accented children how to train Pokeomn"

19 posted on 06/25/2014 9:50:38 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: egfowler3; Citizen Zed
13 ... Like when someone claimed Prof Dumbledore was gay (from Harry Potter). Being single and hanging with members of the same sex does not make you perverted, just single. Sheesh!

10/19/2007 – British fiction writer, J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series (fantasy novels about the adventures of student wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry), was in Carnegie Hall, NYC, for a stop on her U.S. book tour. She took audience questions and was asked if Dumbledore found "true love". "Dumbledore is gay," she said, adding he was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, who he beat in a battle between good and bad wizards long ago. The audience gasped, then applauded. "I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy," she said. "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," she added, saying Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down" and his love for Grindelwald was his "great tragedy".

20 posted on 06/25/2014 11:36:50 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Marcus Tullius Cicero: "A nation ... cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: MacNaughton

Gobbler made another comment that he could make all the meals for the reunited king and queen.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 5:40:44 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Citizen Zed
Not the first time. In Para Norman (I think) the main characters teen-aged brother continually express his attraction so some generically named person and about 5 minutes to the end of the movie, you found out it was another guy.

I was SO glad my girls are grown and I'm the only one in my house who watches 'kid' movies anymore.

And felt SO bad for any parent watching it with their kid. They would have been blindsided with the subject left right in their lap.

22 posted on 06/26/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Thorliveshere

I’d heard there was a reference in the movie, but when I heard it I thought the same thing: the character is missing all sorts of body parts already, not having man-parts would be in pretty good keeping with all that.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 5:59:16 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: egfowler3
I don’t know about their claim, but I didn’t see what Goober said as anything sexual. Just because he (the interviewer) wants to claim it, doesn’t make it so. Like when someone claimed Prof Dumbledore was gay (from Harry Potter). Being single and hanging with members of the same sex does not make you perverted, just single.

If you read the article, the director is a poof and he thought it was good to show children that gay people are everywhere. Just like normal people.

24 posted on 06/26/2014 10:38:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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