Sir Ian McKellen’s recounted a recent visit to Singapore–where public acts of homosexuality are illegal and punishable–in today’s Malaysia Sun. The man behind Magneto had himself some fun with the hosts of their version of Live with Regis and Kelly:
“I didn’t realise, as a gay man, that I’d be a criminal once I arrived because it’s illegal for a man to make love to another man in Singapore. I was rather naughty because I was on an early morning show, the sort of show that happens all over the world on TV, where you get a couple who are clearly not married or related that flirt all the time, usually an older man with a younger woman.
At the end of the interview, they asked what was I looking forward to doing while I was in Singapore. And I looked at the man, who was clearly straight, and said, `Can you recommend any decent gay bars?’ which would be illegal in every possible way. I looked at the playback of the programme afterwards and I’ve never seen the credits come up (on the screen) so quickly.”
Honorasian alert! Sir Ian McKellan, you cad, we applaud you for your making Singapore your bitch. And for scoring a point for the “criminals”–if gaysian love is wrong, we don’t want to be right!
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