The celebrities in Hollywood are always quick to tell us what we should eat, how we should vote, and what we should think. They use their fame and notoriety to preach to the masses in an attempt to push their agenda, often successfully. Too many people believe that because someone can act and stars in their favorite sitcom, that they understand international politics. It simply isn’t true.
One of the celebrities who has made a name for himself by pushing his agenda is George Takei.
Mr. Takei is best known for his role as “Sulu” in the original Star Trek television show. Since then, he’s grown a sizable audience on social media, with over 10M Facebook fans and 2M Twitter followers. He’s used his massive following to ridicule Trump supporters and, most recently, bash other celebrities who have been caught up in sexual assault allegations.
However, new allegations have come to light that George Takei has been inappropriate with a male model who was in his home.
The model, Scott R. Brunton, claims that Takei groped at his crotch and tried to take his underwear off while he was sleeping. George Takei denies these claims, and wants people to respect his privacy, but he did not give the same leeway to Kevin Spacey, another celebrity recently falling under similar accusations.
When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong…For Kevin Spacey, who claims not to remember the incident, he was the older, dominant one who had his way.
Takei is using the same argument that he bashes Kevin Spacey for, claiming he does not remember the incident.
Adding to the mounting evidence against Takei, he recently talked about grabbing men’s privates on the Howard Stern show. Watch the video below to see the full interaction on the Howard Stern show.
The same fans who followed him on Facebook and Twitter were quick to point out the hypocrisy.
Here is George’s defense that he posted on Twitter:
I’m writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton. I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.
The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do. But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment. Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago. But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful.
Brad, who is 100 percent beside me on this, as my life partner of more than 30 years and now my husband, stands fully by my side. I cannot tell you how vital it has been to have his unwavering support and love in these difficult times.
Thanks to many of you for all the kind words and trust. It means so much to us.
Yours in gratitude,
Do you believe Mr. Takei or his accuser?