It seems if you have a GBF (gay best friend), some people are going to think you’re gay yourself. It’s something Ian McKellen’s bestie, Patrick Stewart, has just discovered after he was mistakenly outed by the Guardian earlier this week.
Talking about Ellen Page coming out, the article initially read, ‘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.’
It was later amended to read, ‘Some people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy.’ However by then many had already seen it, but it turns out Patrick isn’t too worried.
He tweeted, ‘Well, @guardian it makes for a nice change…at least I didn’t wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again.’
It was also enough to make another Enterprise captain envious, with William Shatner tweeting ‘@SirPatStew @guardian I never get that kind of coverage! I’m jealous!’