Patrick Stewart of 'Star Trek' Laughs Off Being Outed by The Guardian

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Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 08:57 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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The Guardian falsely outed Sir Patrick Stewart as gay this week, but the "Star Trek" star just laughed off the report on Twitter.

Jane Czyzselska wrote a column for the U.K. newspaper Monday in which she praised actress Ellen Page for coming out last week at a Human Rights Campaign event in Las Vegas.

"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 if they are to enjoy mainstream success," Czyzselska wrote.

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The problem? Stewart isn’t gay. In fact, the 73-year-old actor married his third wife, Sunny Ozell, last September.


The Guardian later amended its story and added an editor's note.

"This article was amended on 17 February 2014," the note read. "The third paragraph originally said 'Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page's coming out speech is newsworthy.' This should have read, 'Some people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page's coming out speech is newsworthy.'"

Though he's not gay, Stewart is a huge proponent of gay rights. Last year, he was even voted the Straight Ally of the Year by PFLAG, an organization for parents, family, and friends of lesbians and gays.

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