RuPaul to Opponents of Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Decision: "Get Out More Often" and "Love Yourself"

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"Our love for ourselves is in direct correlation to how we treat other people."

To those who responded poorly to Ireland's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, RuPaul has a very specific message.

"Honestly? They need to get out more often and learn to love themselves," the Drag Race host told the BBC's Newsbeat of the referendum's opponents. "Our love for ourselves is in direct correlation to how we treat other people."

"There's really only one of us here on this planet," he continued. "I don't want get too metaphysical here — it looks like we're separate, but we're actually one thing — so it's important to love yourself, and in doing that you'll love other people too."

Last week, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in a popular national vote, with 62 percent of voters saying "yes" to changing Ireland's constitution to allow gay couples to wed.

Though he generally finds politics boring, RuPaul added of the decision: "I love the fact that people are recognizing that humanity and humans need love, and I'm surprised it's taken so long."

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