Actress Ellen Page tweeted an expletive when she heard the Queen of England had presented an MBE to anti-gay politician, Maurice Mills, who previously blamed Hurricane Katrina on homosexuals. Read on for further details.
The “Inception” actress, who came out as gay in February 2014, was incensed after having learned Queen Elizabeth II included Northern Ireland politician, Maurice Mills, in her New Year Honours list. Mills earlier voiced his anti-LGBT sentiments in 2005, blaming Hurricane Katrina on gays and lesbians.
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) January 5, 2015
The Halifast-born actress is also a noted LGBT activist who has advocated for human rights in the “Time to Thrive” conference in 2014. She has since joined the LGBT community in lobbying against Democratic Unionist Party councillor Mills, who described himself as a “committed born again Christian.”
Mills claimed that the annual Southern Decadence New Orleans LGBT festival caused the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, which killed over 1,300 people.
“The hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence festival [in New Orleans] which the previous year had attracted an estimated 125,000 people,” Mills said as published on the Independent. “Sure this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practised.”
Mills, a Ballymena official, has also continuously blamed the spread of AIDS on the “filthy practice of sodomy.”
Meanwhile, the pint-sized “Juno” star unleashed a foul-mouth tirade against Queen Elizabeth’s honoring Mills with an MBE, or the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a national order of chivalry awarded to British nationals, or any person noted to have made significant achievements for the UK.
Here’s a video of Ellen Page talking to fellow LGBT celebrity Ellen DeGeneres about her coming out:
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