Ian McKellen's Women's March Sign Featured Patrick Stewart as Star Trek’s Captain Picard
The 77-year-old Lord of the Rings actor rallied at the march on Saturday (January 21) in London, England.
His sign featured Star Trek‘s Captain Picard – aka his BFF Patrick Stewart – holding his face in his palm.
The duo’s sweet, hilarious friendship is well-documented.
Ian also shared an inspiring message about his experience at the march, referring to President Donald Trump as “President Breaking Wind.”
The Women’s March in London was the longest I have been on. See the rest of my message attached. pic.twitter.com/q7QC4Jvg0S
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 22, 2017
Click inside to read his message…
“The Women’s March in London was the longest I have been on. Unlike most demonstrations it was not commandeered by any one group with its identical posters.”
“The women and their allies had devised their own visual protests, hand-written and improvised at home, expressing their personal reaction to the new President, whose name in schoolyard English means “to break wind” appropriately.”
“The placard of Sir Patrick, by the way, was not my own — I found it at then end of the March in Trafalgar Square. But there were hundreds of others, including the other three here.”
“President Breaking Wind has impacted us all; and personally. Some like him, think they can identify with him, believe him because they’ve seen him on television perhaps and think the billionaire and his billionaire team are truly their friends. The rest of us, including the majority of voters in the USA, see through the charade: after all, the schtick is not exactly subtle. But he’s riled us, got under our skin, asking us angry and despairing that he should have got through to the final of his show and turned democracy into a tv/twitter spectacular.”
“What will happen? No doubt his believers will soon be disillusioned. The rest of us cannot let him reign unchallenged. The Marches today were a good beginning. Some who fear him say “give the man a chance” OK — he’s started by removing LGBTQ people, climate change and state funding of the arts from POTUS’s website. He’s had his chance.”