Ellen Page’s LGBT Speech Makes Patrick Stewart Mistakenly ‘Out Himself’

Ellen Page has gotten a lot of support after recently coming out and announcing that she’s gay at the Time to Thrive conference. In her eight-minute speech that has been described as “breath taking,” Ellen stood up to her own fears of ostracization in Hollywood by opening up about her sexuality and the pressures that she felt. During her speech, the Canadian actress said she was, “tired of hiding” and “lying by omission.”

Now it looks like Sir Patrick Stewart has mistakenly come out as gay through his support for Ellen Page. Although many people from the industry have since backed Page’s decision to come out, it’s the Star Trek actor that’s grabbing all of the headlines today.

In a column penned by The Guardian’s Jane Czyzselska, the journalist mistakenly assumed Sir Patrick Stewart was gay simply because of his tweet to Ellen Page. In the column she wrote:

“Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy because a high-profile and surprisingly politically aware young actress has decided not to play by the rules that so many closeted Hollywood actors are advised to follow if they are to enjoy mainstream success.”

Unfortunately that’s not exactly what Stewart meant to imply when he decided to tweet his support to Ellen Page. In his original tweet Sir Patrick Stewart said to Page:

As it just so happens Patrick Stewart is happily married to a female jazz singer named Sunny Ozell. The two were married in September of 2013. Funny enough, Patrick Stewart took the Ellen Page mix up quite well, and even tweeted The Guardian in response to the mixed up report. His tweet to the UK publication is pretty hilarious:

Then Patrick Stewart rounds up the Ellen Page-support mix up from The Guardian by one last tweet:

Looks like Ellen Page and Sir Patrick Stewart won this round.