Going from “Star Trek” to “The Howard Stern Show” takes quite a warp drive. But George Takei now wishes he could turn back the clock.
A month after playing the “naughty gay grandpa” on Stern’s radio show, Takei took to Facebook to apologize.
“Many have raised concern over a back-and-forth between Howard Stern and myself, where we joked about me touching men during my Star Trek days fifty years ago,” Takei wrote. “Out of context, I agree that the joke was distasteful, and I’m very sorry he and I made fun out of a serious matter.
“I want to be clear: I have never forced myself upon someone during a date. Sometimes my dates were the initiators, and sometimes I was. It was always by mutual consent. I see now that that it has come across poorly in the awkward sketch, and I apologize for playing along with Howard’s insinuation.”
While awaiting the definitive list of Hollywood stars saying sexually incorrect things on Stern’s radio show, here’s what Takei said Monday.
And here’s how the Twitterverse reacted Tuesday.
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