“This is MAGA Country” was bad. This is arguably worse.
(New York Post story corrected for errors involving names, genders and basic facts. It’s sad, but someone has to copyedit the media, and rewrite their stories.)
Actress Ellen Page shared that she was verbally attacked and threatened by a crazed transphobic man — who shouted that she was the reason “I need a gun” in Los Angeles last year.
Page, 36, was standing on a corner in West Hollywood on his way to the Pink Dot convenience store when the enraged and hateful stranger approached her, shouting obscenities, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I’m going to f–king gay bash you, fa—t,” the man yelled, forcing the actress to bolt toward the store in fear.
Employees at the Pink Dot escorted a terrified Page into the shop, but the man allegedly followed him and stood at the store’s doorway.
“This is why I need a gun,” the maniac reportedly yelled at Page through the glass door.
West Hollywood. The gayest part of LA. As its tourist site boasts, it is “the epicenter of LGBTQ culture in Southern California, West Hollywood is proud to take pride in the fact that nearly 40% of the population identifies as LGBTQ. Visitors can expect a safe, welcoming urban environment that was built on the needs and interests of the community.”
Ms. Page apparently didn’t bother calling the police or anything even in a city where celebrities feel so entitled that they pass laws preventing people from even looking at them. But after Jussie, victimized celebs have probably learned not to take method acting as far as filling out police reports. She now only remembered this incident when peddling her memoir titled, “I Got a Double Mastectomy. Please Pay Attention to Me.”
(Why do implausible hate crimes keep happening to middle-tier actors struggling for relevance?)
“The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be,” the publisher claims.
One of the most famous trans people in the world can’t be famous without a bespoke hate crime.
Now perhaps West Hollywood’s only gay-hater, who says things like “I’m going to f–king gay bash you, fa—t,” lines that today only exist on episodes of Law and Order, is real.
Maybe he’s out there wandering the Sunset Strip alongside Bigfoot and Al Gore.
But, tangentially, since Ellen Page now insists she’s a man, and is married to a woman, how is she gay? Either she’s transgender or gay, what definition of the term allows her to be both?
“Now when I’m in Los Angeles, I don’t feel comfortable like I used to going for walks,” The Canadian-born entertainer said.
Under DA George Gascon, everyone can relate to that. But as a Canadian woman trying to be a California man, perhaps Ellen still hasn’t learned that nobody walks in LA. Not unless they want to meet crazy people.
Some of whom aren’t even famous.