Jamie Lee Curtis says closeted politicians who push an anti-LGBT agenda should be outed
Jamie Lee Curtis has said that gay politicians who hide their sexuality while attacking LGBT rights should be outed.
In an interview with Pride Source, the Halloween star said that she believes that most people have a right to keep their sexuality private, unless they attack LGBT+ rights.
Sexuality is nobody’s business unless you push anti-gay legislation.
She said: “I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest. I find it like a reverse discrimination.”
“People’s private lives are their private lives and whether I’ve ever kissed a girl – have not – is irrelevant to whatever advocacy I participate in.
“[It’s] sort of destructive cocktail party fodder what people’s sexuality is, [because it’s] nobody’s business, it doesn’t matter.”
Curtis added: “[Unless] you legislate anti-gay legislation but are gay. I fully accept outing those people for the hypocrisy.”
She did not name anyone, so it’s unclear if there was one politician in particular she had in mind.
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