Steven Fry claims comments on womens' sexuality "misquoted" - quits twitter
BRITISH actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry appears to be quitting Twitter - again.
In a tweet sent one day to the year since he last threatened to leave the microblogging site - Fry wrote “bye bye” to his 1.9 million followers, - The (London) Telegraph said.
The apparent farewell came an hour after Fry tweeted, “So some f***ing paper misquotes a humorous interview I gave, which itself misquoted me and now I'm the Antichrist. I give up.”
It’s believed the 53-year-old homosexual actor was referring to comments he made suggesting women did not enjoy sex.
Fry - who claims to have abstained from sex for 16 years - said sex was the price women paid in exchange for being in a relationship.
"I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want," he said in an interview published in the November issue of Attitude magazine.
“If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas,” he added.
The star’s comments have been denounced by feminists including Australian author Germaine Greer, who accused Fry of being “under a delusion that he is an authority on female sexuality.”
The latest outcry surrounding Fry comes just days after he was taken to task for taking, and posting on Twitter, pictures from the set of the new Harry Potter movie.
Fry was shooting scenes for a sequel to last year's Sherlock Holmes film at Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire, next to the Potter set, when he took the photographs.
The images disappeared from Fry’s Twitter page not long after he had shared them, while he tweeted on Thursday: “Oops. I’ve been sent to the naughty step ...”
A year ago Fry said he would quit Twitter because there was "too much aggression and unkindness around."