Sir Ian McKellen has said openly gay US actors are prevented from having
successful Hollywood careers.
"It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality," the gay British actor said.
Did I just read that right? Sir Ian McKellen, gay, said gays can't be gay in the gayest place in America. Sure, you betcha.
His career in mainstream films "really took off once I'd come out and said I was
gay", he said.
But he just said.... What about.... Did I miss something?
Let's take a quick look at the last few films Mr. McKellen has been oppressed into starring in:
X-Men, X2, and the little known Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each one of those films has made over a hundred million dollars, with each of the trilogy making over three hundred million. Keep in mind, these are only five of the movies he has been in, as there are many more.
Gee, oppression really sucks, eh? I wish I were discriminated against like that.