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Earlier this week, Jeremy Irons’ gay marriage comments – musing on whether this would lead to incestuous situations in which fathers married their sons in order to avoid estate taxes – received major backlash.

But not from Stephen Colbert!

The Comedy Central host stood up for Irons, first by defending his view that "living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great," by explaining:

"See? He’s cool with whatever. A sexless marriage with a wife, a sex-filled marriage with a dog."

Stephen Colbert Mocks Jeremy Irons Gay Remarks

By quoting Irons, he assured viewers that as long as you say you don’t have a strong opinion at the start… and then conclude by wishing everyone the best… you can say anything you want in between!