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Bryan Cranston: 'End This Silliness' of Opposing Marriage Equality

Bryan Cranston: 'End This Silliness' of Opposing Marriage Equality


The Breaking Bad star called for an end to discrimination against the LGBT community. 

Bryan Cranston may be known for a character who was 'breaking bad,' but he has become a force for good in the fight against LGBT discrimination.

At the Broadway premiere of Finding Neverland, of which he is a a producer, the Malcolm in the Middle star spoke passionately about his support of same-sex marriage as well as the "absurd" fight of those who oppose it.

"I don't understand why every person shouldn't have the rights of any other person all the way down the line," Cranston told GLAAD, a national organization that promotes positive LGBT representations in the media, as part of its GLAAD: All Access video series.

"I've been a big supporter of gay rights for forever and I think it's absurd that there's still an issue about marriage. I mean, I think it's insulting also to the gay community to have to constantly bring this up again and again. There are far more important issues to deal with," he said.

"Let's end this silliness, accept everyone for who they are and what they are, and embrace that and move on," he concluded.

Ansel Elgort, the leading man in 2014 hit The Fault in Our Stars, agreed with Cranston about the importance of LGBT acceptance at the red carpet of the Broadway musical, which is based on the 2004 film about the life of Peter Pan author EM Barrie.

"Why am I so accepting? Because I don't see any reason why people shouldn't be allowed to be who they want to be," he said.

"I really hope in my heart that the world can accept, like truly and deeply from the core, so there can be a true change in the way the world is... Everyone's allowed to have their own opinion, but there really shouldn't be people who don't accept everyone. I think that's really stupid," he added.

In the video, GLAAD also spoke to Derek Hough and Lauren Benanti about their support of LGBT rights, and recruited the stars for its #GotYourBack campaign, which promotes LGBT acceptance through support and allyship.

Watch the interviews below.

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