George Takei Reveals He Officially Came Out Because He Was Upset With Arnold Schwarzenegger For Rejecting A Same-Sex Marriage Bill
George Takei has zero fucks to give anyone who tries to discount him as an out-and-proud gay man. But even George has previously revealed it took him so long to come out because Hollywood is exclusively only filled with straight people (insert eye roll and hearty laugh here). So with that in mind, and since he wanted to continue his acting career, he kept his private affairs on the hush-hush. But all of that changed after California governor (and former monotone action hero) Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to turn his back on all of his former LGBTQ+ friends and colleagues with a bill that smacked down same-sex marriage.
George Takei and William Shatner have been beefing for decades. The former Star Trek co-stars have shit-talked each other in interviews, in their books, and on social media. Sometimes, Shatner vs. Takei gives “frenemies” vibes (see: George’s appearance at Shatner’s Comedy Central Roast); other times, it seems like they really hate each other’s guts. In a recent interview with The Guardian, 85-year-old George says most of the cast members got along on the original Star Trek series… except for one “prima donna.” Three guesses as to who George is talking about. Hint: it’s a 91-year-old space man with a passion for horse semen.
Lots of Famous People, Like Usher And Taylor Swift, Are Calling For Juneteenth To Be A National Holiday
Today is June 19th, aka Juneteenth, a holiday that calls for both celebration and sobering reflection, while examining the history (and ongoing history still being written) regarding slavery in America. My Canadian public school education failed to teach me that slavery wasn’t technically abolished until June 19th, 1865, when slaves in Texas were finally made aware of the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier. Juneteenth has been observed since 1866, and was more widely recognized starting in the 1970s, but the conversation around Juneteenth is significantly louder this year, due to the ongoing activism surrounding Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests. And according to some people, like Usher and Taylor Swift, it’s high time Juneteenth became an officially recognized national holiday in the United States.
If we’ve learned one thing over the last few weeks, it’s that almost every guy in Hollywood is a real sex-charged asshole who grabs anything that moves whether they like it or not. I swear, if we find out Tony Shalhoub was distracting people with that OCD persona just to grope people on the set of Monk, I’m going to jump into Boston Harbor. But speaking of alleged “good guys” gone nasty, there were allegations George Takei groped a model back in the day. A clip from October resurfaced of George on Howard Stern’s show basically admitting to the gay version of “grab ‘em by the pussy.” George now says that was all in jest. Continue reading
On Friday, the internet’s lovable uncle George Takei instantly became the uncle everyone actively avoids one-on-one time at Thanksgiving dinner after a former model accused him of sexual assault in 1981. George denied the accusations made by Scott R. Brunton, and said that he doesn’t even know Scott and never did anything wrong. George is trying to figure out why such an accusation was made in the first place. According to George, it was Russian bots!
But you surmised that already, right? Everything that was semi-solid feels like it’s crumbling as we finish up with 2017. 2016 was “The Year That Everyone Good Died (In Addition To Hope)“. This year’s theme is “The Year That All Your Illusions Joined The Dead People From 2016.”
The Harvey Weinstein situation opened the floodgates for many, many, many, many, many women and men to finally feel empowered to share their own stories of sexual harassment/abuse from rich and powerful Hollywood types. We’ve now learned that Star Trek actor/America’s
Formerly(?) Most Beloved Homosexual George Takei is being accused of sexual assault. That’s in addition to actor Richard Dreyfuss (whose son recently claimed that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him), and music/tv executive Benny Medina. At this point, 2018 will hopefully be “The Year The Asteroids Rained Down And Ended This Shit.” Continue reading