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Kevin Spacey Came Out As Gay While Responding To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct With A 14-Year-Old

Actor Kevin Spacey apologized to fellow actor Anthony Rapp after a BuzzFeed article ran on Sunday in which Rapp accused Spacey of inappropriate sexual behavior when Rapp was just a teenager. In his statement, Spacey claims he doesn’t remember the incident, but he also used his apology to come out as gay (after years of public speculation). Certain people on Twitter (and in real life, too, presumably) have taken issue with him using his apology for sexual misconduct with a young teen as an opportunity to come out as gay, because the two things are unrelated.

According to Rapp, in 1986, when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26, Spacey invited him over for a party and ended the night by putting Rapp on his bed, climbing on top of top of, and making a sexual advance.

Spacey apologized in a tweet sent early Monday morning.

Among the people angry and disappointed with Spacey’s statement is film critic Richard Lawson, who tweeted, “The psychology of the closet is dark and cruel and self-punishing. That Spacey has dwelt in that for years is sad. But 14 is 14.”

YouTuber and Illustrator @kat_Blaque weighed in as well, tweeting,

Actor and comedian Billy Eichner tweeted as well.

Trans activist Ashlee Preston tweeted,

Perhaps another statement will be forthcoming from Spacey addressing these complaints. We’ll just have to wait and see.

 

This 2005 ‘Family Guy’ joke about Kevin Spacey is suddenly extremely relevant:

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