If Kevin Spacey had come out as gay before Sunday, he might have been the Toast of the LGBT Town. Instead, he’s being roasted.
Now the gay community is slamming Spacey.
“Coming out as a gay man is not the same thing as coming out as someone who preyed on a 14-year-old,” film critic Richard Lawson said on Twitter. “Conflating those things is disgusting. This exposes the gay community to a million tired old criticisms and conspiracies.”
“Star Trek” legend George Takei told The Hollywood Reporter: “When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong…. Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight — that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it.”