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Zachary Quinto Reacts to George Takei's Gay Sulu Comments

Zachary Quinto Reacts to George Takei's Gay Sulu Comments

Zachary Quinto is opening up about his disappointment with George Takei‘s criticism of the character Sulu being gay in Star Trek Beyond.

The legendary actor, who originated the role in the television series, said that it was “unfortunate” for the character to be gay in the new film.

“I find as a member of the LGBT community myself… I was disappointed by the fact that George was disappointed. You know, I think any member of the LGBT community that takes issue with the normalized and positive portray of members of our community in Hollywood and in mainstream blockbuster cinema… I get it, that he’s had his own personal journey and has his own personal relationship with this character. But, you know, as we established in the first Star Trek film in 2009, we’ve created an alternate universe,” Zachary told

“My hope is that eventually George can be strengthened by the enormously positive response from especially young people who are heartened by and inspired by this really tasteful and beautiful portrayal of something that I think is gaining acceptance and inclusion in our societies across the world, and should be,” Zach continued. Watch the video below.

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  • 2ifbyT

    I am disappointed that Spock is really gay, but portraying a heterosexual being in Star Trek. That doesn’t count, right?

  • Gina

    Maybe George is disappointed because it seems contrived, not creative and tongue in cheek to make his character the one who is gay just because he’s gay in real life.

  • Julia Sullivan

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  • Rose Ryan

    Wow, he’s calling George out for his non-threatening opinion. SMH.

  • Domino

    So glad Zachary said this. George of all people should have been supportive of this. I think it’s wonderful and I’m looking forward to it,even though I know it’s not a big deal in the movie, after all, they are waaaaay in the future.

  • Joshua Chamberlain

    Normalization of homosexuality is an oxymoron, you can’t make normal something that isn’t!!!!