It’s not so much the “ignoring thousands of years of evolutionary programming and cultural taboos” aspect that startles us about director Nick Cassavetes‘ defense of incest. It’s more that The Notebook director would defend it out loud. To a reporter. Out loud. “Who gives a s— if people judge you?” Cassavetes declared to TheWrap while discussing his new film Yellow at the Toronto Film Festival. “I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.” And he had to compare it to gay marriage, didn’t he?
We can think of at least one difference between the two (the difference being that one is incest), but maybe the Hangover Part II actor just felt the need to defend the subject matter of his upcoming film, costarring Melanie Griffith and Sienna Miller? Of course, Cassavetes wouldn’t be the first celebrity to make a jaw-dropping statement in public. In fact, he merely joins the pantheon of baffling celeb quotes such as: