The 79-year-old actor previously said that it was “unfortunate” that his classic character is gay in the new film franchise, despite himself being openly gay and a supporter of the LGBT community.
“I gave a lengthy telephone interview, but the headlines have been misleading. Apparently, controversy makes for better sales! Let me be clear: I am not disappointed that there is a gay character in Star Trek,” George said in his new statement. “On the contrary, as I made clear, I am delighted that the Star Trek franchise has addressed this issue, which is truly one of diversity. It is thrilling to know that future generations will not see LGBTs go wholly unrepresented in the Trek universe.”
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