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Benedict Cumberbatch Experienced Homophobic Incident In Boarding School

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I was 18. Two boys who were just discovered in bed together doing something, and it was shocking. I was just finishing an essay in the school dining hall at breakfast, and I looked out the window and heard a commotion, a pair of feet scampering by, and then a horde just charging after shouting, “Wankers! Faggots!” and I thought, “What the fuck is going on?” … [I later told them that] you have to learn acceptance at this school, and you have to go into the world as a better person, and you have to try and embrace the fact that people are different rather than defining yourself by not being like them. Who cares that they’re gay? You have to coexist.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch, whose film The Imitation Game about gay hero Alan Turing opens this fall, discussing a homophobic incident from his days at a boarding school with The Daily Beast

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