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Saturday
Apr142012

Kirk Cameron Hit By Former Child Stars on Gay Comments

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A group of former child stars banded together in a video to lambast comments Kirk Cameron made in March calling homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

The video, which was posted on Funny Or Die, featured seven child actors who had formed a group called Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron or CCOKC for short.

 

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 “Together we’re pledging to raise awareness about a serious threat to our civil rights–Kirk Cameron’s stupid opinions,” they say in the video.

The spoof public service announcement featured seven former child stars,  including Christine Lakin from “Step By Step,” Kenn Michael from “The Parent ‘Hood” and Josie Davis from “Charles In Charge.”

“Look, we’ve met Kirk and he’s a very pleasant guy,” they say. “But Kirk, like all of us, lived and worked in the company of homosexuals for years and I would challenge him to name one thing they ever did to hurt him, his community, or civilization as a whole.”

Cameron’s representative has seen the video but declined to comment.

The actor received backlashfrom the comments, which he made on Piers Morgan but told ABCNews.com he had also received a tremendous amount of support.

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”

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Tuesday
Oct182011

Hollywood Stars Join President Bill Clinton in 'Funny or Die' Video 

William J. Clinton Foundation (HOLLYWOOD) -- Former President Bill Clinton may no longer be the most powerful man in the world, but he still has enough pull to get Hollywood A-listers to join him in a new Funny or Die video that pokes fun at his charitable foundation.

The five-minute video, entitled Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm, features the former president and an all-star cast that includes Ted Danson, Ben Stiller,  Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Mary Steenburgen, and Sean Penn making up the Clinton Foundation’s Celebrity Division.

They stars are shown struggling to come up with creative new initiatives, including an international bake sale and starting a softball team. Jack Black pitches a theme song for the charity organization, which Clinton himself applauds on speakerphone -- until Kevin Spacey is shown on the other end, pranking the group with a spot-on imitation of the former president. Clinton himself catches Spacey in the act, and admonishes him only for making the prank call without him.

Christin Trogan, who produced the video, tells The Hollywood Reporter each star dedicated about two hours to the project, and it was shot over five days last month.

Incidentally, President Clinton's wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been friends with Steenburgen for decades. The first couple attended she and Danson's 1995 wedding.

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