Ellen Page, the Canadian star of Juno and Inception who came out last year, has blasted Queen Elizabeth for honoring Maurice Mills, a right wing hate mongering politician who has blamed the LGBT community for Hurricane Katrina and AIDS in Africa. Irish Democratic Unionist Party politician Mills was given an MBE honor (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen, and Page responded with a very, very succinct, 'Fuck that'.
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) January 5, 2015
Page was reacting to the report from Vice News that explained that "born again Christian" Mills - who is the councillor for Ballymena - was being awarded an MBE for "services to local government."
As Vice report, back in 2005 following Hurricane Hurricane Katrin, Mills claimed that that the natural disaster (that killed at least 1,833 people) "was God's revenge for an annual festival in New Orleans."
They quote Mills as saying "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."
The clearly rational and clear-thinking politician didn't stop there. After blaming gay people for the weather, Mills - who doesn't appear to be a research scientist, doctor or, y'know, anything remotely qualified in any area related to the topics - as The Independent add "has also reportedly blamed gay people for Aids, claiming: 'This abominable and filthy practice of sodomy has resulted in the great continent of Africa being riddled with Aids.'"
Perhaps the Queen should be vetting her MBE lists a little closer, and maybe not rewarding delusional and hate-mongering mouth-breathers who spread nonsense.
Page — who stars in the upcoming movie Freeheld opposite Julianne Moore and Steve Carrell — came out at a Las Vegas conference for LGBT teens, and tweets in support of LGBT rights.
People hate it when you are not scared of things they are afraid of
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) October 9, 2014
"We deserve to experience love, fully, equally, w/out shame & w/out compromise"-@EllenPage on #comingout RT to agree! pic.twitter.com/T1Rdl1nIgN — HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) October 7, 2014
That seems much nicer than making up things and saying them out loud in public, right? Admittedly it's a fun game though. Try it! Like: 'People who blame gay people for weather are probably completely nuts'. See? That was fun.© 2019 Mstars News, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.