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Sir Ian McKellen Slams Hollywood For Ignoring Homosexual People: “Gay Men Don’t Exist”

Date May 28, 2018 16:33

Sir Ian McKellen is a famous and talented English actor, known for playing roles of the King in “Richard III”, James Whale in “Gods and Monsters”, Magneto in the “X-Men" films, Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings”, “The Hobbit” trilogies, and many others.

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This year, on January 27, Sir Ian McKellen has celebrated 30 years since he decided to come out as homosexual. He shared his feelings regarding such an anniversary by saying:

I've never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest.

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In his recent interview with the Time Out Londons, the actor was asked to express his thoughts regarding the fact that Dumbledore will not be directly referred to as gay in the upcoming spin-off film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

He answered:

Isn’t he? That’s a pity.

The actor claims Hollywood pretends homosexual people don’t exist. He said:

Gay men don’t exist. Gods and Monsters, I think, was the beginning of Hollywood admitting that there were gay people knocking around, even though half of Hollywood is gay.

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He also admitted that Hollywood tends to ignore social issues.

Sir Ian McKellen said:

Nobody looks to Hollywood for social commentary, do they? They only recently discovered that there were black people in the world. Hollywood has mistreated women in every possible way throughout its history.

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Such people as Sir Ian McKellen raise awareness of social issues, and there is a hope the situation will get better.

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