“Jim, I find your love of vagina highly illogical.”
Actor Zachary Quinto, best known for his role as Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot and Sylar on NBC’s Heroes, has come out of the closet in a new interview with New York Magazine because telling the world he loves penis will stop another teen suicide. Apparently it works like that. Via Zachary’s blog:
when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled. but when i found out that jamey rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life – i felt indescribable despair. i also made an it gets better video last year – in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. but in light of jamey’s death – it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it – is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.
While Spock goes on to make a ton of valid points about parents needing to teach their kids not to be bigoted little shitheads and society as a whole stepping out of the Dark Ages, you just have to pause at the balls to say, “Revealing my sexuality is super important!” I’m not saying Spock should’ve stayed in the closet waiting for both of his eyebrows to grow into strapping men made out of hair, I’m saying the exact opposite. (Okay, he can do the eyebrow thing.) Maybe just come out and say, “Hey, this is who I am. Fuck you if you have a problem with it,” instead of “I AM BUTT JESUS BRINGING FORTH LOVE AND CHANGE TO THE UNWASHED MASSES!” Although, if you do that last part, maybe burst throw a wall and bite into a crucifix like a Slim Jim. I see that going over well.
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