March 27, 2017  
Home > News > TV

BBC Apologizes for Hugh Grant's Gay Comment

March 15, 2011 (2:16 am) GMT
After the 'Music and Lyrics' actor threw a joke about gay rugby in a previous interview, a BBC spokesperson says, 'We apologize for any offense his comments may have caused'.
Hugh Grant

Bosses at the BBC have issued an apology after made a controversial comment about homosexuals playing rugby during a TV broadcast. The "Notting Hill" star was watching the England versus Scotland Six Nations game at Twickenham Stadium, London on Sunday, March 13, when he was invited into the commentary box at half time.

During an interview, Grant revealed he played rugby at school, before joking, "I discovered it hurt less if you tackled hard than if you tackled like a queen." The remark sparked outrage from some viewers, with one writing on Twitter, "Nice bit of old-school homophobia from him that, wasn't it?"

Now bosses at the BBC have apologized for the comment, with a spokesperson telling Britain's The Sun, "We apologize for any offense his comments may have caused."

More Hugh Grant News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. James Blunt Sings Touching New Song at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Memorial
  2. 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Samira Wiley Marries the Show's Writer Lauren Morelli
  3. 'Once Upon a Time' 6.15 Preview: Aladdin and Jasmine Meet Ariel in 'A Wondrous Place'
  4. Wishes Turn Into Nightmares in 'Wish Upon' New Trailer
  5. Sade Convinces Drake Not to Diss Kendrick Lamar Over a Track
  6. Selena Gomez Cheers on The Weeknd at Brazilian Concert
  7. 'Power Rangers' Future Installment May Feature Female Green Ranger
  8. 'Pretty Little Liars' Boss on the Ending: No One Can Get Happy Ending Without Some Struggle