Kevin Spacey Slammed for Coming Out in Apology

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Kevin Spacey was criticized on Twitter for popping out as homosexual in the identical assertion by which he apologized to actor Anthony Rapp for alleged sexual misconduct.

As beforehand reported, the Star Trek: Discovery actor, 46, claimed in an interview with BuzzFeed Information printed on Sunday, October 29, that the Home of Playing cards star, 58, made undesirable sexual advances towards him at a celebration in New York Metropolis in 1986, once they had been each starring in separate Broadway performs. Rapp, who was 14 on the time, alleged that Spacey, then 26, laid “down on high” of him in a bed room and “was attempting to seduce” him.

Spacey later took to Twitter to reply to the allegations. He wrote in a press release that he does “not bear in mind the encounter,” however apologized to Rapp “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken conduct.” Within the second half of his submit, Spacey wrote, “I’ve cherished and had romantic encounters with males all through my life, and I select now to reside as a homosexual man.”

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Kevin Spacey visits SiriusXM Studios in New York Metropolis on April 22, 2014. Robin Marchant/Getty Photos

Many celebrities and social media customers had been fast to criticize the two-time Oscar winner’s assertion. “No no no no no! You don’t get to ‘select’ to cover beneath the rainbow! Kick rocks!” Wanda Sykes, who got here out as a lesbian in 2008, wrote on Twitter.

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Billy Eichner tweeted, “Kevin Spacey has simply invented one thing that has by no means existed earlier than: a nasty time to come back out.” In a follow-up tweet, he referred to as Spacey’s assertion “actually disgusting, irresponsible and harmful.”

Rose McGowan, who lately got here ahead with sexual assault allegations towards movie producer Harvey Weinstein that he denied, additionally spoke out towards the American Magnificence actor. She tweeted, “Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it’s your flip to cry, that’s why we’ve gotta say goodbye.”

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