Last week, Ellen Page went viral for a powerful, inspirational rant against Trump’s opposition to LGBTQ+ rights.
Page married her wife over a year ago, came out as gay in 2014, and has used her platform to speak out for her community.
Now, she’s taking aim at Chris Pratt — or rather, at the anti-gay views of the church that he attends.
Ellen Page’s moving speech was delivered on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Just as Ellen was praised for her words, Colbert was praised for giving her the time to speak up.
That was great!
But the very next night, Chris Pratt appeared on the show to promote the sequel to The Lego Movie.
He spoke about his faith-inspired diet. Chris is a Christian and attend Zoe Church.
“Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq,” Ellen wrote, quote-tweeting Chris’ appearance on the show.
“So maybe address that too?” she suggested.
Over the weekend, Ellen explained why she feels that it is so important to address this topic.
“If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people,” Ellen Page tweets.
She continues: “don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed.”
“Being anti LGBTQ is wrong,” Ellen affirms. “There aren’t two sides.”
Or, rather, there technically are two sides but one of them is bad. This is not like disagreeing about the colors of a dress.
“The damage it causes is severe. Full stop,” her tweet concludes. “Sending love to all.”
“Why does it HAVE to be addressed??” asked one tweeter.
“Why can’t people just respect his beliefs?” that person asked. “Are we really judging 1 Individual because of the company he keeps?”
“Um. Yeah,” Ellen replies, answering the first question. “That’s called complacency.”
Ellen did not delve into the more complicated territory — such as where a view stops being a belief and becomes bigotry.
She also did not delve into the complicated question of how much a person’s choice in house of worship reflects their personal values.
Instead, she focused on a broader message, encouraging people to hear the thoughts of minorities instead of immediately getting defensive.
“If lgbtq+ people are expressing their pain, their trauma, their experiences…maybe just try and listen?” Ellen suggests.
“Open your heart, stop being defensive, and have compassion,” she implores them.
“It’s a beautiful and life changing feeling, empathy,” she writes.
Ellen concludes: “Much love truly to all.”
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip