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Moore speaks out at Rome film festival as Italian Pm responds to philandering claims with swipe at gay people

The actor Julianne Moore yesterday labelled a homophobic comment by Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, "unfortunate, archaic and idiotic" during a visit to the Rome film festival.

Moore, in Italy to collect a lifetime achievement award, was speaking at a press conference following a screening of Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, in which she and Annette Bening play lesbian parents. Earlier in the day, Berlusconi had dismissed calls for him to resign over a scandal involving his relationship with a 17-year-old girl, stating: "It is better to like beautiful girls than be gay."

Asked to voice her opinion, Moore said she found the comments repulsive. "I think it's unfortunate, archaic and idiotic," she said. "To hint or to say that there is something wrong with homosexuality ... It's »

- Ben Child

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