With former “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron making headlines for his comments about homosexuality, a bevy of other former child stars take center stage in the latest “Funny or Die” video to take issue with his comments.
The group of TV and film personalities dub themselves “CCOKC,” meaning “Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron,” in the comedic video, and took a stand against Cameron’s comments. The video continued a wave of high-profile backlash surrounding Cameron’s recent remarks with Piers Morgan, in which he stated that homosexuality was “detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
In response, the actors formed a mock public service announcement that featured seven former child stars: Josie Davis (“Charles in Charge”), Jeremy Licht (“The Hogan Family”), Keith Coogan (“Adventures in Babysitting”), Maureen Flannigan (“Out of This World”), Brice Beckham (“Mr. Belvedere”), Kenn Michael (“The Parent ‘Hood”), and Christine Lakin (“Step by Step”).
“Look, we’ve met Kirk and he’s a very pleasant guy,” they say in the video. “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.”
Flannigan went as far as to say “He should f*cking know better!”
Now, other childhood celebrities are also looking to sign up for CCOKC.
Susan Olsen, aka Cindy Brady of “Brady Bunch” fame, posted “HEY WHY WASN’T I CALLED FOR THIS?????” after sharing the clip on her Facebook page.
Here’s the video…