Western Journalism recently reported on the impromptu debate between Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and outspoken gay actress Ellen Page. While many on the right bristled at her comparison of Christians to Islamic terrorists, some conservative news outlets are heralding her recent comments regarding the way actors are perceived when they accept roles as gay characters.
In a recent interview with Time, she dismissed the notion that her recent performance as a lesbian in the upcoming film Freeheld was an act of bravery.
“Maybe this is a bad thing to say,” she replied, “but I have a hard time when people call actors brave. I don’t really get that, because our job is to read something on a page.”
She went on to call it “borderline offensive” to assert that anyone is brave merely for portraying a gay character on screen.
“I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person,” she reasoned, “and nor should I be.”
The interview eventually navigated toward Page’s criticism of the Republican Party and ostensibly out-of-touch Americans who do not endorse her lifestyle.
“It still happens everywhere,” she said of “disdain and cruelty” against gays. “There hasn’t been one GOP candidate, I don’t think, who’s outwardly spoken to a gay rights activist.”
She further lambasted the “shame and toxicity that exists in people” who she asserts make life uncomfortable for gays.
Page concluded by taking a stab at Americans of faith, pointing out that gays are treated better in her home country of Canada because “religion is way less intense.”
Insisting that “you can’t even have a conversation” with religious individuals, she complained that so many people are concerned about her eternal soul.
“Everyone’s typically quite polite,” she acknowledged. “But they’re telling you who you are is wrong and at some point you will find God, and I’ll be with a man.”
She ended the interview with a direct message for anyone who fits that bill.
“Well, not gonna happen, but you enjoy your time in heaven. I’ll be down in hell.”
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