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Go Kristin Chenoweth!

Kristin Chenoweth stood up for her LGBTQ brothers and sisters recently in an open letter to Newsweek about their decidedly homophobic article.  Newsweeks Ramin Setoodeh stated in his article that he did not think gay actors could properly portray straight characters.  Which led me to the question: Does this go both ways? What makes straight actors more able to play gay characters than gay actors able to play straight?  It is called acting, for a reason!  Wonderfully enough though, Kristen Chenoweth took a stand and ripped Setoodeh a new one, rather gracefully I would say.  As quoted in the article I listed below from Chenoweth’s letter, “I was shocked on many levels to see Newsweek publishing Ramin Setoodeh’s horrendously homophobic ‘Straight Jacket,’ which argues that gay actors are simply unfit to play straight” and “This article offends me because I am a human being, a woman and a Christian. For example, there was a time when Jewish actors had to change their names because anti-Semites thought no Jew could convincingly play Gentile”

Heck yeah Kristen Chenoweth! Check out the article below for more, it also includes some links to sites that talk about “out” bi-sexual, gay and lesbian celebs. 🙂


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