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Kevin Spacey comes out as gay, but offends LGBTQ community

Kevin Spacey comes out as gay, but offends LGBTQ community

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Oct 2017, 06:44 pm

Hollywood, Oct 31 (IBNS): Hollywood A-Lister Kevin Spacey came out as gay on Oct 29 and what could have been a significant moment in the actor's life is now marred by controversy.

Several others from the community have accused Spacey of choosing this moment to come out as a shield for a sexual assault allegation he is facing.

Recently, following a barrage of sexual allegations against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Anthony Rapp narrated an incident that took place almost 30 years ago involving himself and the Academy Award winning actor.

Rapp, then just 14 years old was allegedly exposed to sexual behaviour by Spacey.

The former also accused the latter of trying to seduce him.

Spacey however issued a formal apology on Twitter and called it 'drunken behaviour'.

"I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour," Spacey's statement read.

It is then that he chose to reveal himself as a Gay man as in an ensuing paragraph the thespian wrote, "This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life... I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose to now live as a gay man."

Instead of appreciating his stance, the LGBTQ community said that it has been offended by Spacey's actions.

"He doesn't get a pass just because he's gay," said Josh Rivers, the newly-appointed editor of Gay Times.

"Alleged predatory behaviour is bad behaviour regardless of your sexuality," Rivers added. "Kevin Spacey has chosen the incorrect moment to assert his sexuality, particularly in this situation where he's being accused of something quite egregious."

Linda Riley, publisher of Diva magazine and co-founder of the British LGBT Awards, said, "There's been so many times he could've come out in the past and he hasn't. That's his choice but he should've used this time to own the apology, and so to make it about himself instead was disgusting, basically."


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Kevin Spacey comes out as gay, but offends LGBTQ community

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