Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed as “Gay” by The Guardian
But in a story about Ellen Page’s coming out speech, The Guardian mistakenly outed the Star Trek star.
Referring to some of the widespread support Page received from fellow actors, the outlet noted, “Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy because a high-profile and surprisingly politically aware young actress has decided not to play by the rules that so many closeted Hollywood actors are advised to follow.”
Part of the confusion may have resulted from Stewart’s longtime support of LGBT causes, or his close friendship with Ian McKellen — who is gay. In any case, the misguided Stewart reporting caught many people by surprise, and The Guardian was forced to issue a correction.