Forget growing pains, Kirk Cameron's feeling pains of a different sort: namely, those of the ever-accelerating backlash variety.
Over the weekend, stars like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Jane Lynch reacted as one to the former teen idol's homophobic remarks, condemning his comments that homosexuality was "unnatural" and gay marriage "detrimental" to society.
Then this morning, his former small-screen sister Tracey Gold reasserted her belief in equal rights, making sure to put a considerable distance between herself and Cameron.
And now? Well, the floodgates have opened, and stars are aligning to condemn the hateful remarks in the wake of the firestorm. Among them, Kirk's TV dad Alan Thicke...
But first among those commenting online was Piers Morgan, on whose CNN show Cameron let loose with the instantly reviled comments. It's safe to say, even for a Brit, he came up with quite an understatement:
"I don't think this Kirk Cameron interview went entirely how he thought it would…"
Highly unlikely, indeed. Here's a look at what some other gay rights-supporting stars had to say:
Roseanne: "Kirk or kurt or whatever Cameron is an accomplice to murder with his hate speech. So is rick warren. Their peers r killing gays in Uganda."
Dave Holmes: "Remember yesterday afternoon, when Kirk Cameron's views were none of our concern? Let's restore America to that golden age."
Michael Showalter: "Idea for movie: Human Centipede 3 starring Kirk Cameron and Rush Limbaugh."
Martha Plimpton: "The word 'equality' shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it's not the American way. #usethe19th #equalitynow."