Ian McKellen Says Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey Alleged Abuse Was the Result of Being Closeted Gay Men

IndieWire | 3/1/2019 | Staff
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Ian McKellen shared some controversial opinions about Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer during a recent appearance on the #QueerAF podcast (via USA Today). McKellen has worked with both Spacey and Singer throughout his career but had yet to comment publicly on the sexual abuse allegations against them. When asked about the allegations, McKellen argued both men turned to abuse because they were not out as gay men at the time.

“Most of them were in the closet,” McKellen said. “Hence, all their problems as people and their relationship with other people. If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused.”

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Spacey came out as gay in his apology after first being accused of sexual misconduct by “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp. McKellen was asked whether or not it was possible for both men to mount comebacks in the industry, but the actor said that wasn’t up to him to decide.

“I think that’s rather...
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