He played Sulu years ago on Star Trek. He plays an anti-Christian bigot on Twitter in real life.
And now, LGBT activist George Takei has found himself caught up in the internal demolition of Hollywood as a cesspool of vile degradation to virtually everyone who gets close to it. For so long, the glitterati of Hollywood have paraded through award shows, down red carpets, and in front of fawning, adoring cameras as our betters.
For his own part, Takei has built quite a perch of self-perceived moral authority for himself on Twitter, castigating conservatives and Christians whenever the opportunity arises. Even when that meant lashing out and name-calling a man fighting for his life in the hospital, given that the target was a Republican Congressman (Steve Scalise) Takei was given cover for his hate.
But when the Harvey Weinstein revelations began to rapidly unravel the web of deceit and dark depravity that is (and has been) Hollywood, Takei remained bizarrely silent for the most part. When the scandal hit a little bit closer to home with fellow gay actor Kevin Spacey admitting to forced sexual assault on a minor, Takei attempted to distance himself from the crimes, explained,
When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong.
It’s hard to imagine no matter how far removed from a moral conscience Takei’s lifetime embrace of depravity has left him, that he could manage to tweet those words without feeling just a twinge of guilt given this breaking story from the Hollywood Reporter:
A former model and actor is accusing Star Trek icon George Takei of sexual assault in 1981. The accuser, Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable.
The gay Brunton claims that after breaking up with his boyfriend, Takei promised to mentor him and offer him a sounding board. That sounding board included inviting him up to the actor’s condo for some drinks and groping:
"We have the drink and he asks if I would like another," Brunton recalls. "And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out."
"The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear," Brunton says. "I came to and said, 'What are you doing?!' I said, 'I don't want to do this.' He goes, 'You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.' And I said, 'No. I don't want to do this.' And I pushed him off.”
Sick. Perverted. Criminal.
Sexual assault is a despicable act that is not okay no matter who is perpetrating it. And just like conservatives and liberals alike have been demanding that Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama be removed from the ballot if allegations against him prove true, they should both be simultaneously demanding that George Takei be removed from our national consciousness.