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Sir Stewart Accidentally Outed; Tweets Response, ‘Guardian’ Prints Correction

 

Sir Patrick Stewart has been, accidentally, outed as gay by The Guardian newspaper. His tweeted replies have the Internet laughing at the mistake.

patrick-stewart-13(PEOPLE) – Patrick Stewart was mistakenly outed as gay by the British newspaper The Guardian on Monday in a commentary addressing Ellen Page’s coming out – but the Star Trek captain handled the snafu by taking to Twitter with warp speed and great humor.  “But @guardian I have, like, five or even SEVEN hetero friends and we totally drink beer and eat lots of chicken wings!” Stewart Tweeted.

The 73-year-old X-Men actor – who wed girlfriend Sunny Ozell in September in a ceremony officiated by close pal Ian McKellen – then joked: “Well, @guardian it makes for a nice change…at least I didn’t wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again.

BFFs: Stewart & McKellen

BFFs: Stewart & McKellen

His final terrific Tweet? “Silly @guardian. You can’t catch gay by hanging out with #LGBT people,” he wrote, likely alluding to his deep friendship with McKellen, 74, who is openly gay.

Stewart’s Tweets were in response to The Guardian story that originally stated, Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy.”

The paper later ran a correction that said, “This should have read ‘Some people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy.’ “

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One Response to Sir Stewart Accidentally Outed; Tweets Response, ‘Guardian’ Prints Correction

  1. Adamas

    February 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I am SO glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read this. Most embarrassing to drown in tea because one was laughing while drinking. But it was Earl Grey at least! ;)