Now this is how you leverage your celebrity status into political activism. George Takei has released a video that reports the efforts of Tennessee Republicans to make it illegal for public school teachers to talk about homosexuality. At all. But instead of going on an inchoate tirade about evil rednecks, Bible-thumpers, and the twisted social agenda of the GOP, he literally lends his name to the gay rights cause: instead of using the word “gay,” people can use his name as a synonym, which conveniently rhymes. It’s beautiful. That’s exactly how you take down prejudice in the United States of America: with a deft mixture of self-deprecating humor, poise, and flagrant self-promotion! ☕
May 23, 2011
It’s O.K. to be Takei!
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