Sulu Will Be Gay In The Next Star Trek And George Takei Is Upset About It
Submitted by: thezigrat⚫ 9 months ago
News is out that Simon Pegg, co-writer of the forthcoming Star Trek installment, has confirmed that Hikaru Sulu (played by John Cho) will have a male partner and George Takei isn't cool with the "tribute."
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Takei said, "I'm delighted that there's a gay character. Unfortunately, it's a twisting of Gene's creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it's really unfortunate."
He added that when he first learned last year, from Cho, that Sulu would be revealed as gay, he tried to convince the writers to create a new gay character instead.
"I told him, 'Be imaginative and create a character who has a history of being gay, rather than Sulu, who had been straight all this time, suddenly being revealed as being closeted.'"
Good point on George's part. The whole "Sulu's gay now!" storyline seems tacked on, and because George's gay, it seems disingenuous.
written by: fancylad