Ellen Page is Angry at The Queen for Honouring Anti-Gay Politician

While reaction to the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List usually falls somewhere between ‘what’s that?’ and ‘who cares?’, old mate Elizabeth II has caused a stir this year thanks to the inclusion of a controversial Irish politician.
Maurice Mills, the politician in question, has some dick-shatteringly stupid views on gay people, and once claimed that God sent Hurricane Katrina to punish them. 
His inclusion on the list has drawn criticism over the past few days, but actress and generally fairly excellent human being Ellen Page drew even broader attention to it when she Tweeted a terse “fuck that” in response: 
Shorty after Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1800 people and devastated New Orleans in 2005, Mills said:
“The media failed to report that the hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence Festival, which the previous year had attracted an estimated 125,000 people. Surely, this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practiced.”
For good measure, he also added that “this abominable and filthy practice of sodomy has resulted in the great continent of Africa being riddled with AIDS.”
It’s worth noting that this year’s Honours List was extensive, and included Jennifer Broughton, founder of Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gay Men, and LGBT rights campaigner Nigel George Warner. Nonetheless, Page’s “fuck that” stands.
The Inception and Juno actress came out last year during a speech at a conference in Las Vegas, and subsequently had a go at a pastor who tried to shame her for her sexuality.
“This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one-another.” Indeed.
via The Independent
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