Celebrities are pissed at Kevin Spacey for coming out to counter sex assault charge

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In response to an allegation that he made an unwanted sexual advance to a 14-year-old when he was 26, Kevin Spacey came out as gay.

It’s hard to see the connection. Spacey wasn’t accused of being gay, he was accused of behavior that’s wrong no matter his gender or sexuality.

At best, his coming out is an intentional distraction from Anthony Rapp’s story. At worst, he’s implying that he can’t help himself: fondling teens is just something that gay men do, perpetuating the myth that LGBTQ people are all child molesters.

People on Twitter were quick to point out that this isn’t right.

This tweet sums up the mood:

Kevin Spacey comes out as gay after sexual assault allegation

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