Out bi star Alan Cumming says that young MSM often ignore the problem of AIDS

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To tell exactly, the bisexual actor, currently playing in a drama about AIDS crisis, thinks that the young gay and bisexual men (or shortly MSM – men having sex with men) consider HIV/AIDS to be a problem of their age, believing it does not exist for elderly men, and the people suffering from AIDS since the crisis period are sure that the younger generation is simply uneducated about it. And Cumming insists in his interview to The Guardian that in this situation nobody is certainly right or certainly wrong. “I know so many older gay men who are like: ‘You don’t know what the Aids crisis was like,’ but I also know a lot of young gay guys who are like: ‘Who cares?’” Asked which side he falls on the question, he said: “I can see it from both sides. I can understand why younger people can feel slightly patronised by older people who lived through it. But at the same time, I can also understand the bewilderment and despair that people from an older generation went through. I know people who went through all that, who are like: ‘Isn’t it amazing that these kids don’t have to worry like we did?’ It’s a very nuanced argument. What I love about the film is that both characters learn and grow, and realise that maybe they were a little too didactic in their respective corners.”

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