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Observer portrays me as the antichrist, says Stephen Fry

Fry claims that the Observer misquoted him

The broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry has accused the Observer of portraying him as "the antichrist" after it quoted him as saying that women do not really like sex.

He has used the micro blogging site Twitter to vent his anger against the paper.

Fry's reaction came as a response to an article that was published in the paper based on his interview to the Attitude magazine in November.

The article quoted him as saying straight women only go to bed with men "because sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship."

Fry said that his comments were misquoted, while he actually said: "If women liked sex as much as men there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas."

He dismissed the paper's comments saying: "Some paper misquotes a humorous interview I gave, which itself misquoted me, and now I'm the antichrist. I give up."

However, an Observer spokesperson said that the newspaper has faithfully and fairly reproduced Fry's quotes in the interview and that he cannot bear a complaint against the paper.