Hollywood actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen says it doesn’t make sense for LGBTQ people to vote Brexit because “if you are gay, you’re an internationalist.” RT looks at all the latest in the EU referendum race.
In an interview with the Telegraph, the prominent gay rights campaigner cited the EU’s strong equality legislation and its determination to stamp out homophobia as a key reason for remaining in the bloc.
McKellen, who won the appeal of a whole new generation of cinema-goers by playing Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, said it is time to back the EU.
“Now is the time to be backing Europe and giving back that sense of empowerment to countries in the European Union that are still very backward in this regard.
x Turn on thread page Beta
Our Daily Brexit: ‘Leaving the EU makes no sense if you’re gay,’ says actor Ian McKel watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-06-2016 13:41
- 11-06-2016 13:46
Personally i just find that silly. You dont need to be in the EU to show/express your views. If he is an internationalist then we should leave EU so we are able to trade with every country- something the EU restricts.
- 11-06-2016 13:48
- 11-06-2016 14:54
- 11-06-2016 15:16
There you have it then, the "tolerant", liberal elite have spoken. If you are gay, you are not allowed to be nationalistic, patriotic or want any kind of self determination for your country.
- 11-06-2016 16:38
With Turkey with its nearly 80,000,000 Muslims next to get into the EU I would think the last thing anybody gay would want, is to vote remain.
Ironically turkeys voting for Christmas comes to mind.
- 11-06-2016 16:44
Ian mcKellan needs to retire now, I think he has finally gone senile. That makes no sense.