Last night, Buzzfeed News ran a report that two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey made sexual advances on fellow actor Anthony Rapp in 1986. At the time of the alleged event, Rapp14 and Spacey was 26.
Since this revelation was reported, Spacey issued a statement via Twitter apologizing to Rapp for “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” In addition, Spacey also decided to use this moment to come out of the closet – causing outrage amongst the LGBT community for conflating his past actions on his orientation.
Portsmouth native Wanda Sykes’ succinct Tweet sums up many feelings.
No no no no no! You do not get to “choose” to hide under the rainbow! Kick rocks! https://t.co/xJDGAxDjxz
— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) October 30, 2017
What do you think? Did Spacey give ammunition to homophobes that conflate homosexuality with pedophilia?
Discuss amongst yourselves.