George Takei Unhappy About Decision To Make Sulu Gay
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If you haven’t heard the news already, it has been revealed that Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu is going to come out as gay in the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond” reboot that J.J. Abrams is directing.
You would think that George Takei would be thrilled about it. But he’s not. As we all know, Takei was the original Sulu and is currently one of the most prominent and popular gay celebrities in America.
However, according to Takei, he doesn’t believe that Sulu was written originally to be gay, adding that he tried to portray him as a heterosexual man when he played Sulu back in the late 1960s.
The 79-year-old actor said that Sulu being gay is “unfortunate” and that he believes that the vision of Star Trek’s original creator Gene Roddenberry is being unnecessarily twisted.
However, Takei did admit that he is “delighted” by the fact that Star Trek is going to have an openly gay character. So, it’s not all bad.
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